Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

oh my aching sewing back

So... clearly my cutting out/sewing situation is ergonomically a torture chamber. I finally decided to call it quits for the day and could not stand up without enormous pain. I'd never had that happen before. Not fatal. It passed but note to self, either get some muscles or don't plan on elongated sewing sessions.

I did make great progress, tho. I understand why people use patterns with instructions and I should have but I was just too lazy and went the "wing it" way. I had to hide the zipper because it was the only one I had that was right for the job but it was totally the wrong color. So I invented a new way to put in a zipper. Totally worked. I did fuck up the measurement. I cut 8" off the fabric for the 'skirt' part only to discover it was 8" too short.OOops. I just sewed it right back on. This robe is mainly so that I won't be naked on the web cams first thing in the morning. It's not for a fashion show. I still need to put on the pockets and finish the bottom with some kind of hem but I think it's going to be just what I wanted.

Biggie spent the first two hours helping me measure fabric and then making sure nothing stayed where I put it on the machine tables or ironing board. I said No and Stop 58,890 times. Then he curled up on the daybed and took a nap and my sewing was accompanied by little whistly kitty sleep sounds. So sweet that I hated to stop sewing. And that led to my being hunched over so long ... see paragraph one above.

Now I need to clean up the kitchen and then I'm going to relax with my crochet and some crime TV.

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