I have to brag a bit to start. When I woke up this morning, I noticed that my waist looked a little smaller than usual. Even though my waist has mood swings and sways between actual measurements from hour to hour, the measurement I took this morning was the best since I started my diet.
I took a picture so you can see:
if my friend, Margaret, would QUIT bringing me french bread with the chicken soup from Panera Bread, I MIGHT have measured even less than that this morning. I arrived here yesterday about noon, and the house was really cold because we keep the thermostat on 60 when we are away in the winter. It takes forever for the house to warm up, and for some reason, I could NOT get warm. I had the fireplace on and was sitting in my recliner with a hoodie on and my quilt on top of me. I was still cold.
I texted Margaret and told her I didn't feel like going to Outback for a steak dinner. She asked if I would like some chicken soup, and OF COURSE, I said "YES!" I did sort of ASK her to bring some bread too, but..... SOMEONE has to be strong. It was seriously very healing. I felt better just as soon as we ate the hot soup.
I had time this morning to make a video, so I decided to talk some more about Sure-fit Designs. I seem to have given some people the idea that I didn't think Sure-fit would work for beginners. Glenda, who owns Sure-fit Designs, feels like it is actually very good for beginners because it can save them the horrible frustration of putting all the time into making a garment and then having it not fit.
I blab on and on, and I'm not sure I fixed the issue, but here it is:
I started about 1:00, and by 5:00 I was wearing it. The front and the back SFD patterns were already made and were in one of those envelopes. I did change the bust dart to a french dart. I didn't have a sleeve though with my smaller measurements. SFD has TWO sleeve patterns: one for wovens and one for knits.
I'm showing you the one I used to make myself a sleeve pattern in about 10 minutes. Notice it says "STRETCHY". The other side has the WOVEN version.
Here, I am drawing my sleeve with the 38 dots.
And here, I pinned the paper sleeve together and tried it on:
I wanted to share Glenda's comments with you here, but I cannot figure out how to copy them. I have tried everything I know.
I encourage anyone who is interested in making their own patterns that will be made to their exact measurements to go to Glenda's website: www.surefitdesigns.com
You could spend days looking around at all she has to offer in articles and videos. I sat in my bed many nights and watched all of her videos when I was first learning how to use Sure-fit Designs.
Some of you have asked me to show you how I draw my patterns using SFD, but that is totally not necessary. You can watch Glenda do it in a very easy to understand format with close-up photography. You can email her if you have any questions.
First debate is over. It was pretty much the same stuff as the last one.
Be back soon.