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That's some ghost stuff bro

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I meant to get this post out last week and the week before that.  Honestly, I have been writing bits here and there (Although from the look of this post, there is hardly anything to it!).  My sew-jo, on the other hand, has crashed.  I have been traveling for work a lot and then of course, I got sick from all the said travel and what feels like non-stop work.  That poor Alder shirtdress that I started in February is sitting on my work table in sad state.

Simplicity 2444
Size 8
3 Yards Black Cotton (Fabric Benartex -- Math Wizard)
22" Black zip
Gray hem tape

I had a math event to attend and I thought -- I need a math dress!  Every geeky gal needs a math dress.  I found several gorgeous fabrics with math - some were childish and others were custom made which meant they were out of my price range.  Stalking Etsy, I settled on a subtle math fabric that was black with white equations all over it from Fabric Benartex called Math Wizard.  From far away, it looks like black fabric with a white lines but up close -- it is full-on math nerdiness.  You can talk nerdy to me anytime!
Limited time made me grab my Simplicity 2444 TNT dress pattern.  I opted for the sleeveless version and for something new, I added the big ties.  Since this pattern is one of my TNTs, the longest part was cutting and marking.
When I was pulling this pattern out of my stash, I found the pattern sleeve, the pattern but no directions.  I keep all my patterns in large plastic bins and ziplock bags.  I am sure the directions are somewhere in the bin -- I didn't want to expend any energy finding them.  Good thing I have sewn this pattern several times.
I wanted a slightly longer skirt --just below- my knees.  I used hem to create a very narrow hem and add length to the skirt.  I should have added some horsehair to the bottom for an understated swishy skirt.  Regardless, I love this dress.  Now I just have to find my sew-jo...oh and my voice (Thanks cold for kicking my butt!).

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