Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Interesting Story and a New Project



My brother bought me this pattern for my birthday, the Colette Ceylon. I decided to make it out of this pink and off white striped polyester chiffon like fabric. Or something semi-sheer. I am going to underline it in off-white lining, which is on the bottom. I don't have the buttons yet, but it should be cute. I am slightly worried about the proportions, though. It seems to think my waist should be one inch smaller (and I agree!), but my boobs and hips should be two inches bigger. Hmm. Plus, I am a zero, which worries me. Then I can't cut out a smaller one if the shoulders are too big. We shall see.
 At the garage sale on Saturday, the one-eyed cat Uno  was hanging around all day. A woman came by and bought a bunch of books and was petting the cat. She started talking about how she works at an animal rescue and a few years ago they had taken in a cat that looked so much like this one. I said he wasn't mine, and he belongs to the girl across the street. She said the cat had had a terrible eye infection and they had done surgery. I told her the girl was home and where she lived, if she wanted to ask her. It turned out it was the same cat! What a small world! The only sad part was the rescue woman said the girl had promised to keep it inside when she adopted it, which she clearly does not. The girl came over to talk later and said the cat's name is Gossip because she used to meow all the time when she was an inside cat. The rescue woman called it "Wink," which is by far the best name!

This is Snickers (who recently had a buzzed belly, so I'm thinking someone fixed it) on the left and Uno on the right having a grumble. First time uploading a video, so humour me! Too bad it is all sideways and I sound like a Valley Girl. Live and learn!

3 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your Ceylon! :) I'm planning on sewing it up soon too.
    Aww, I love cats! I've always been a cat person :)
    Ashley x

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  2. I can't wait to see the dress made up too! Does T-Rex notice the cats fighting or does he just ignore them?

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  3. I really like the look of the Ceylon so look forward to hearing how you get on with it.

    I think Colette patterns do run quite large in the bust. Next time I make one I'm going to teach myself how to do a proper bust adjustment

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