Women gawk at babies, especially ones with fat chubby cheeks and as many rolls as a cinnamon bun. I don’t understand. Men ogle at women with large ta-tas, especially ones of the watermelon type. Again, I don’t understand. My soft spot – what I gawk and ogle at – are kind testimonials and praising thank you notes, especially ones like the thank you note Kait, one of my readers, wrote above.
Kait emailed me about a week and a half ago. I actually remember where I was when I was first read her email – in line at Franklin Fountain in Old City (even ice cream can’t deter me from checking emails). “I just read your post about drafting your own bodice sloper! I’m in a pattern making class, and my teacher refuses to teach us how to do it, so you’re a LIFESAVER! I DO have a couple of questions though…”
She sure did have a couple of questions. Through several emails that included pictures of her sloper draft and a list of her measurements, we got to the root of her problem. As is the usual case – her measurement and not the method of drafting was off; it was the devil that was causing her sloper to look funky – ARMHOLES! Once we drew the right armhole length, the problems, as well as some funky curves lines, were erased. She is now on her way to sewing up her first fit.
Thanks again Kait! I can’t wait to see how the first (and second) fit turn out. Nothing is perfect on the first go and I will be here to provide a helping hand every step of the way.
I have said this often but I truly love what I do. I spend way to much of my extracurricular time on it – seriously – but I wouldn’t spend it any other way. I have lots and lots of plans for the future of me and Madalynne (sorry if that isn’t grammatically correct – it reads and sounds better). If the last year is any indicator of where me and Madalynne are headed, we have a lot to look forward to. I won’t give you any hints or clues and I won’t divulge too much. You’ll just have to stay tuned.