Good morning to all my peeps although its almost over….I’m sitting here still basically trying to come back to life after my first visit to the hospital since I had my daughter 20 friggin’ years ago!…Yep you heard it right, I had to be taken to the hospital in a damn ambulance Wednesday around this time….Let me explain….I have extremely heavy menstrual cycles and they have since become very bothersome….I lost so much blood this go ’round that I had to have a couple blood transfusions!!!!!….I was very weak and passing out; got a couple bruises and scared my family pretty good too…but I’m coming back slowly but surely….I almost feel like my old self again….I was in the hospital so long that I unhooked myself from all the gadgets and came home without them giving me a final check on my hemoglobin (which was a 6 when I was brought in and its supposed to be a 12 or more) but I knew I was on the way to feeling better because I didn’t feel anything like I felt when I was wheeled in….I’ll keep you posted as I go through the remainder of fixing the issue….
Anyways, I really wanted to show y’all my new dress….its McCall’s Fashion Star pattern #M6790….it called for rayon fabric and the like but I used 100% cotton because I wanted to be able to wear it in cooler weather too….It took quite a bit of yardage too; almost 5 yards….I ran out of fabric although I could have sworn I had enough to begin with….I thought I had cut out all of the pieces until I started sewing it….I went to Hancock’s and found the exact weave for the paisley fabric, which I got from Fabric Mart…I checked them first (Fabric Mart) for more of the same but they were out…..so I just finished it in a solid Black….I LOVE the end result; sewing is just awesome like that….
I cut the size 16 although I could have cut the 14 and it would have fit a little more snug….I though the cuffs were going to give me fits too but they were cool….I learned what a “roll line” was although I had already folded the fabric that way before I knew I had to…My Vogue Sewing book explained it thoroughly….
Well I just took my iron pill and am going to throw on some clothes for a afternoon BBQ with some of my friends….Piccies now and I promise to take better care of myself….I really didn’t enjoy that hospital debacle….I really did NOT…..
My pile of pattern pieces being deceiving….I thought I had everything all together! LOL
all done with Pink Cookie as the model
My sass is definitely returning…..
Talk to you good folks soon….Peace, Love, and Sew…..