Sunday, May 1, 2011
What's black and white and worn all over?
It's KwikSew 2935 again, which is faster and easier than my standard KS men's shirt pattern. The collar is a one piece instead of a collar-and-band, which I think is acceptable for a casual shirt, though I'd never do it for a dress shirt. Only 5 buttons and buttonholes. It feels almost like cheating, it's so fast.
My favorite part of this shirt (actually, probably the only part I really like) is how well I managed to match the print up the front. Amazing what taking your time will do, huh?
Not a lot of sewing going on besides finishing the shirt. I got a call Tuesday at work that my aunt had fallen. She's 86, so even a minor fall can have major consequences. She wanted rest that night, so we went up Wednesday after work and she seemed okay - bruised and sore, but able to get around and having, I thought, the sense not to push herself.
Turns out she has pneumonia, which might account for the weakness that caused her to fall. She's also got a Hawaiian sunset of bruises up one side, but they're giving her antibiotics for the pneumonia and Percocet for the pain, and it's done wonders for her mood.
Interestingly, she finally apologized for not coming to our wedding. Then she blew the apology by saying she hadn't wanted to come in case I didn't go through with it. Hey, at least she suspected me, not Mario. Oh, well. Old people. What can you do with them?
We did get up to NYC yesterday for a brief visit. I did a little shopping with Elizabeth (fabric photos to come - though isn't too much to show), saw the latest exhibit at FIT, met up with Mario for lunch (he was off on his own wanderings in the morning) and took the bus home again in time for dinner. It was a beautiful day - I think spring has finally arrived. I think.
Woke up this a.m. with a scratchy throat and the sneezes. This did not stop me from finishing his shirt, but it may keep me from starting another project tonight as my head is feeling very heavy.