Sewing Plans?

If you follow me on Twitter or IG, you probably already know that I had LASIK done last week. It was a “traumatic*” experience, that while I never want to to do it again, I’m SO glad that I did! I’m still getting used to not having glasses or contacts, and adjusting to what my vision should be like–even though my glasses and contacts made my eyes see, it was different somehow. Hard to explain, even to my eye doctor.

*Read as: I’m an excessively whiny baby. Though, I’m sure it’s not exactly “fun” even if you’re not as much of a baby as I am.

Anyway, so I haven’t had the courage yet to try my hand at sewing (although I did just finish reading an excellent book on my Kindle, so any day now) I’ve been trying to come up with a plan. Before my surgery, I started on Kwik Sew 3672. I haven’t finished it yet, so I don’t know for sure, but I’m not sold on the built-in bra concept, and some of the finishing feels a bit dodgy. Maybe I’ll change my mind when it’s finished though, I’ve been known to do that–both ways! šŸ˜‰

It certainly looks cute on the envelope!

Anyway, after that, it would seem that I need to get back to work on some lingerie. You may have seen my Elomi Betty clone on IG:

Here’s the original, isn’t it cute?

It’s not quite perfect, my fabric is too stretchy, some of my sewing is admittedly dodgy, but it’s very close. I’ve had a harder time breaking it in than I thought I would though, so I definitely think there’s room for improvement. I’ve already altered the pattern pieces to move the straps in more and given myself more of a scoop in the armscye to minimize chafing, it’s just a matter of finishing up one project before moving to the next.

I also downloaded the Maya bra pattern from AFI that’s been all over the internet because someday I want to tackle a strapless and hate the saggy boobs you get with a non-foam version. I want mine to be a push-up! šŸ˜› I went with my RTW size though, because I wouldn’t have even come close to the right cup size if I used her measuring method. Confucius say: My wires are narrow and my cups deep. šŸ˜‰ Anyway, it looks like it should be somewhat close based on placing it with my pieces from my Elomi clone. Hard to tell exactly when my clone is a 3-piece lower cup and the Maya is only a 2 piece lower cup.

Other than that, I’ve been dreaming of making some simple, cool, blouses for summer. I’m planning to revisit Simplicity 1598, since I wore my Jungle January 2015 version to death last summer. Literally, it’s falling apart, but I haven’t had the heart to throw it away, which may be good since it was completely the wrong size to start with and I remember cutting like 6″ off of it to make it fit. So maybe that old version can perform one final service in helping me choose the new size. šŸ™‚ I’m also trying to decide if I want to revisit Lekala 4420 with some short sleeves of some type. Lekala offers a lot of sleeves for free, and I would assume that they would fit the pattern without too much work, but I haven’t been able to make up my mind yet.

So yeah, not much going on here ATM, how about you?

6 thoughts on “Sewing Plans?

  1. Huh – I really like the look of that Kwik Sew pattern actually. And a built-in bra you say? Hmmm. I’ll be interested to see what you make of it after you’ve finished. Hope your eyes recover quickly. (PS. I say dodgy too)


    • I’m hoping to get back into the sewing room tomorrow, so we’ll see what comes of it. Well, assuming that my “urgent!” mending pile doesn’t take too long! (And they say that school uniforms are cheaper and easier–hmph!)


  2. How awesome that you can see without glasses. My mother did this and it changed her life (she was an early adopter 20 years ago). I’m not a candidate – I’m very sensitive to change and the perceptual nuance to which you refer would likely really bother me (to put it mildly). I have some very early cataracts that became evident last year which took me almost a year to come to terms with, perceptually. The difference drove me to distraction – admittedly, they’re not enjoyable change, like vision improvement! The cataracts are very early stage and the doctors are amazed that I can detect them. Most people can’t until they’re much more serious. That’s my brain for you.


    • It’s amazing–I’d probably suffer through it again. šŸ˜‰ I actually think the perceptual nuance is just because I’ve had such a strong prescription for so long (I had an extremely high prescription and have had glasses since gradeschool.) I think it’s getting better and/or I’m getting used to it though.


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