Good afternoon. What Covid-19 restrictions are you living with right now? What kind of impact are they having on you personally?
I live in California as you know. Recently, many of our counties are moving backwards as our state is experiencing a surge in virus cases. The governor has put us under curfew and if you travel out of state for Thanksgiving you need to self-quarantine for two weeks when you come back.
With this rise, my mom and I decided to have seperate, Thanksgiving dinners. She’s tired from all the weekly running around and it’s better to keep her and my dad safe; they ordered a holiday dinner from one of the chain supermarkets so she won’t have to cook. On my end, I picked up a 12.95 lb, organic turkey from Trader Joe’s. My husband was bummed at the thought he wouldn’t be able to eat his usual favorites this November so I am taking on the torch and had my mama text me the recipes she uses for the jello mold and for the stuffing. If you’re interested, let me know; I’ll write them up in another post. I took out the turkey today to thaw and will submerge it in a brine Wednesday.
I’ve become an erratic presence in this space. Mama Uber duties has reigned for the girls’ dental and doctor appointments. This past Friday, I finally had the energy to set up here for my next, sewing project. I did have to wait for the PDF pattern to be printed and sent + for the fabric to arrive.
- Photo One: The pattern pieces are cut out.
- I had to shorten the lower bodice about 1 & 3/8″ because the side scoop wouldn’t hit my natural waist.
- I had to also “true up the arm curve,” redrawing the curve once the cut pieces were retaped together.
- Photo Two: Mirroring
- This fabric is a wool blend suiting in a medium blue.
- I made an embarassing mistake during this process yesterday evening. After using tailor’s chalk to trace one side of the front, I pinned down the other side and cut each half out separately instead of as a whole! I also made this dummy mistake for the back piece. Ack! I only realized my mistake in the middle of the night and was so bummed.
- Plan B for this oopsies: After texting with my mom this morning, we figured out I can decrease the seam allowances for the side seams in order to accomodate the now, necessary middle seams; hopefully the apron dress won’t look funny with these seams.
- Photo Three: Lining
- York Pinafore wasn’t designed to be lined. I’m going to attempt it at my mama’s suggesting so movement will be easier.
- This is 100% polyester lining that looked lighter on the website; man it moves around a lot. It was a little pain to chalk as I had to keep checking to make sure everything was lined up with previous tracing. Tracing on this material made it move around; I had to hold it down while using the tailor’s chalk and I even put in a few more pins.
Today I had cut out the lining. I’m now taking a break from this project for the rest of the day and am going to knit.
Okay, off to make more tea. BTW, any tea drinkers out there? I’ve been trying August Uncommon Tea; I kept coming across their IG ads. I’ve been drinking Low Country (black tea with bourbon and burnt sugar notes), Passage (rich black tea with hazelnut and chocolate), and Psychocandy (darkly sweet roobios with pumpkin and caramel). The first and last ones have strong flavors; the second one is mellow. My favorite is the first one.
Thanks for popping in today. TTYS!