And I feel so much better.
The white blouse pictured, BWOF 3/06 #104, was just the project to bring me back from the brink. I'd sewn it before; it had turned out.
It's not a difficult project, so even in my post-wadder state of mind, it was unlikely that I would screw it up, at least in any significant way (I admit, I did for some reason pin the back neck darts on the shoulders instead, but I noticed it as I was pinning and redirected).
Fabric used: white cotton/lycra shirting from Paron's, NY, bought at last fall's Patternreview shopping day. Great stuff. Square white buttons from Pacific Trims, filched from the Mario shirt stash (need to replace those before the next shirt happens).
I have to say that he's not my best photographer - I know I'm a little PMS-y right now and I was definitely wearing the wrong bga, but it always seems like I'm busting out all over when he takes a picture. Maybe I should simply consider the source?
I tried it on this morning with a different bra and the fit was much better, but of course he was long gone by that point.
I'm not sure what the next project is going to be. I think part of my sewing issues (in addition to obvious wadder frustration) is that I'm tired of summer clothes, but I'm not really ready to sew for fall yet. There are still so many great summer fabrics I didn't get to this year, but do I really want to start something now that I might wear once before it gets put away for the season?
I'm feeling a little more inspired than I was earlier - I went over to Borders at lunch with a gift card and carted home the first of the fall fashion magazines - Harper's Bazaar and Lucky. The European Vogues were all in, but the American Vogue was still the August issue, and I'm looking for my 5 lb. wish book.
That always starts making me think about fall and winter sewing, even if most of it is (a) not my style, (b) not anyone's style, or (c) styled to look cute only on a 6' tall stick figure model. There are details that can be scavenged off the most impossible garements, so the lack of reality-based fashion in the magazines doesn't really bother me.
Bring on fall!