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Darned arthritis has flared up *bad*.  The first joint on my
middle finger, right hand and the thumb on my left hand are so
swollen and sore I can't do any hand work today. So the kilt is
on hold.

 I will spend today making McCalls 5138
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5138.htm
view D, but with short sleeves, for older DD for the trip this
summer.  She has hemi-hypertrophy, and I like making things for
which actually *fit*.  I have two shirts cut out, and yesterday
we had a fitting, so I'm good to go. I altered the collar to a
two-piece stand collar, and lowered the bust-line darts a bit
(why do pattern makers assume *everyone* has high perky
breasts???. You'd think they would include that alteration along
with the "petite" variation.)

The pattern is for "woven" fabric.  One shirt is beige
oxford-cloth the other is a beautiful striped stretch fabric.  I
cut the stretch fabric using one-size smaller.  I'll probably
have one more fitting on that one to be sure it doesn't need to
be taken in more, it has quite a lot of stretch.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:

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Insert  "her"!  Dammit!



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BEI Design wrote:
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Ouchies!  ((((((Beverly))))))
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Oh, smart!  :)
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Sounds good.  What kind of stretch is it?  Woven with Lycra, or a knit?
  Either way sounds good.

I've been making a toile for a wedding outfit (MoG), and battling voile!
  I'm also trying to ignore a nasty bite that has swollen up my whole
right ankle and ITCHES LIKE CRAZY!

Oh and muttering ebrocations about a pattern not turning up that I'm
supposed to have the toile for ready for tomorrow's fitting!  If it gets
here with the post at lunchtime I MIGHT JUST get it done!  This will be
another voile toile!  ;)

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
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Thanks!

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Woven, I'm guessing  with Lycra/Spandex.  She bought both pieces
while I was looking for other stuff.  Six inches stretches to
7.75", so a lot of stretch.  But it's wonderfully smooth, and
silky feeling, and the colors are fabulous.

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Topical Benadryl!  Or, my DH's favorite "Cures everything remedy"
Campho-Phenique. Or Mom's "stop-the-itch" formula, apply a paste
of baking soda ;-)

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Good luck!

Beverly



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Kate XXXXXX wrote:

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I've never 'eard of that woid, Kate.  Did you perhaps mean
"imprecations" or is this one of those esoteric family constructions?

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.

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Olwyn Mary wrote:
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I missed the 'm' out: should read 'embrocations'.  ;)  Comes in the same
set as casting nasturtiums rather than aspersions - a Malapropism
perpetrated (deliberately for fun) by my dad and adopted forever by the
family.

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:

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Oh yes, we know all about casting nasturtiums in our family.   Gets us
exremely aggrannoyed!!

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans


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Olwyn Mary wrote:
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Casting nasturtiums is not as bad as giving someone an old tomato.  I
hate that.
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Oh, I like aggranoyed!  Lovely portmanteau word, like prezactly!  We
also talk about Roger's Dinosaur - the brontasaurus (Roget's Thesorus,
of course: this one from the days when Little Sis, at 17, was working in
Harrod's book department, and was asked for 'that book about words, you
know, Roger's Dinosaur!')


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Wishful thinking? (At age 51, I'm def in the average, not so perky group.)

Good luck on all the sewing and here's hoping your flare calms down in
short order.

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Donna wrote:
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At 67, mine gave up being perky a loooong time ago!

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Thanks!  I did get a lot of machine sewing done today, plus I
just mowed the lawns.  Probably won't help the arthritis any....

Beverly



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Hi Beverly,
Sorry to hear about your arthritis. Do you have any medicine that works?
I like that pattern.  I have recently begun sewing blouses (with all my
Hawaiian print fabric).  I looked at the one but got this one instead:

http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M3541.htm?tab=tops_vests&page=4

It came out nicely but I have to make such a large size to get it not pull
over the bust and then it is too large in other places (and I am not that
big there!).  I am working on that little fitting issue.

I hope you are back to sewing in no time.  WHen is the big vacation?

Kirsten



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Kirsten Sollie wrote:

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I take Celebrex, and for the most part it keeps things on an even
keel.  I think the middle finger-left thumb are sore because they
are in such constant use when I do *hand* stitching, which is
*all* there is with the kilt.

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Oh, I like that one!  DD wanted the additional bust dart, so she
chose 5138, but I would not have had to alter the collar on 3541.

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Too large in what other places?  Like, across the back?  Or the
collar?  Or ???  Maybe you could cut the front from one size, and
cut everything else using the next size smaller?  Just be sure
you make the small adjustments for the neckband and collar, too.

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Oh, I put in several hours at the SM today, I just can't do *hand
stitching*.

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Mid-June to early July.  Yeah!!!

Beverly




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My sympathy for the arthritis  I have some carpal tunnel probs and that just
gives me pins and needles.  I'd have to have constant pain.

Have you tried taking fish oil capsules as well?  A friend swears by them.



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Kirsten Sollie wrote:

   I have recently begun sewing blouses (with all my
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Hint.  This is why many of us have gone over to pattern drafting software.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.

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Kirsten Sollie wrote:

 > It came out nicely but I have to make such a large size to get it not
 > pull over the bust and then it is too large in other places (and I am
 > not that big there!).  I am working on that little fitting issue.



You need to learn how to properly alter a smaller size for a large bust.
  THen I guarantee (speaking from personal experience) that you will
have a nicer fit.

http://cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/c-228.html

http://www.geocities.com/sewimnutz2/enlarging_patterns.html

(Pay attention to the point on Colleen Jones's article, the second link,
where it says that most people forget about adding additional length to
compensate for a larger bust.)

or, as Olwyn says, try pattern-drafting software.

If you don't want the dart in a shirt, then gather or pleat the dart
allowance into the side seam (gathering works for most, but I have 4
inches of dart uptake so I have to pleat mine).  It works best in
drapier and lighter fabrics, but I have used it for heavier fabrics also.


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Thank you guys, I will try some of this on my next blouse.

Kirsten



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I can so relate....my sympathies. It's so frustrating to want to sew,
but not be able to because of finger and hand pain.

Hope it settles down for you soon.

-Irene

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Thanks.  I iced my hands last night, and if I have to I can
increase my Rx  a bit, so I'm sure I'll be fine soon.

Beverly



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I'm so sorry you are having this pain.  DH used to get similar pains,
could hardly hold some things there for a while, but someone recommended
he take Glucosamine and Chondroitin.  He was warned it might not work,
but tried it for a couple of months and it made a HUGE difference.  He
wouldn't be without it now.  Apparently it only works for about 50% of
people, which is why some swear by and and others swear at it.  If you
haven't tried it, you might give it a go.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.

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