This morning, I started redrafting the pattern for my men's shirt for the sew along. The muslin came out just a bit too narrow, even though my chest measurement is exactly the size on the pattern. There's just no wearing ease to the pattern and I feel a bit constricted in it. So, I'm adding a half inch into the center of the back, which on my second muslin didn't throw the front of the shirt off and because even that half inch wasn't enough in the chest, I'm adding a half inch on both sides, front and back. So, across the back of the shirt, an extra inch and a half and across the front, an extra inch. Part of the reason for the half inch up the center of the back was because the collar is just a bit too tight. Again, even though the pattern said 16" neck and I measure a 16" neck.
The body of the shirt is very tailored and I really think it will benefit from the extra "girth" around the middle. I'm thinking this pattern was made for what my body looked like in the 80's when the pattern was published and that is not quite who I am anymore. And, that is the closest concession you're going to get to the fact that I haven't lost one ounce of the 5 pounds I set out to lose early this year.
What can I say. I am a stress eater and am currently content that I'm not gaining any.
This weekend, we need to take the kid for a haircut. She got a beautiful soft razor cut a few weeks ago that gives great body and life and softness to her hair. So, of course, she uses a flat iron to kill all that and the fact that all the hairs are different lengths and stick out is driving me nuts. Can't get the flat iron out of her room, so going for the concession and getting it cut to iron. You all told me, "let the hair thing go" and I'm sharing that with Rob. But letting it go doesn't mean it has to look...crazy. If we're going to concede, then let's do it right.
Okay, that's all there's time for now. Off to work so I can attend day two of a conference. Everybody have a great Thurs. Lane