Wednesday, January 30, 2013

And Now The Usual Depression...

because of a couple of issues. First the zipper, but I'm over that. I took out the hand-stitching, undid the lining, and did more of an invisible zipper app with stitching much closer to the teeth. I didn't have the stamina to undo the whole thing and apply interfacing, but you can bet next year I will if I make another dress! Thank you ladies for that tip.

No, the depression came after I saw that the back lining rolls out, which I think I can fix by tightening that up inside, and if I can't, then it'll just be a design element to show off my pretty blue lining!
The main problem is the terrible wrinkling around my back (artifically lightened pic - look in the shadows of my shoulder blades - wait, isn't that an Eric Clapton song?), which I thought I got rid of with my swayback adjustment. Something happened in between fittings to bring them back, and I'm not sure what. I don't think my hand-stitching the lining down did it, so I have to investigate the zipper again. I made an attempt to undo the lining there to see if I can pull it up, but it affects the whole zipper.. Thus, the depression.
So I hung it up, took a 30-minute nap, then went to Pure Barre, where the combination of anger at my shortcomings and hard techno music resulted in quite an ab workout - hooray! And on top of that, I'm so angry at my middle-age belly fat that I ordered the "low-carb option" at dinner tonight, which said it was going to be side salad and broccoli instead of fries, but also meant no bread for my patty melt. And I drank water! So now to go have that one glass of wine...not two...that means more belly fat.

3 comments:

Pam said...

I think the dress still looks pretty good - and I do think you can fix the lining issue. I'm looking into taking a barre class (although not pure barre) - I am taking a pilates class (with the machines on Friday!). Don't worry - tomorrow's another day and I think Fat Tuesday is still quite a bit of time away - so plenty of time!

Pam said...

Well, I amend my comment to add - I hope you have time before your ball comes up for Mardi Gras!

Sister said...

Absolutely - I don't need it till next weekend. Plenty of time! I just have a tolerance limit for working on one project apparently, then I start hating it. And let me know how your barre class goes...