A HUGE thank you to all my commenters wishing me good health and suggesting causes of my pelvic pain that I described in detail in my last post. The article Rose in SV referred to, about hernias in women from the NY Times, sounds a LOT like what I feel. Not 100%, but close.
I called the PCP on Friday around 11:20am and left a VM for the nurse. Never got a call back. Guess everyone was already out for the holiday weekend. I am going to ask PCP if he will order either the CT scan (what the surgeon kept referring to) or the MRI (as in the NYT article) so that I have the results before seeing the surgeon on the 18th. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime I feel a LOT better today....and finished Vogue 1236.
I think it's too short and too tight around my hips, but I'll let you guys decide:
I cut a straight 12. I think this wound up being more like a 10 on top, 14 on bottom (minimal SAs below the waist down to the hem!). It has pockets.
Belt is like the obi sash from Simplicity 2406, but it's not as wide. I simply didn't have enough fabric.
I would have cut this longer but again, not enough fabric. Plus on the model on the envelope, it looks long enough. I actually cut an inch off the shoulder straps to bring up the neckline, which I thought was too low...robbing me of that precious inch from the hem, which I totally could have used.
Also the front piece of this dress curves out to the hips but then IN to the hem, instead of straight down...funky.
On Emma, without the sash:
I stitched down the pleats on the front, so it looks kinda nice, but I had BIG problems from the facing, which I cut from a different color fabric b/c I didn't have enough fabric. BAD move. That other color facing is like all I can see. and that's after understitching as far as I was able to. Also the way to connect the front to back shoulder straps is tedious to me. I'd rather have a center back seam and sew the facings on completely around the neck and armholes.
So, I think this needs some time in Mary Nanna's magic closet.
Overall the dress is a lot like Simplicity 2406, though I think I like 2406 better just because it has more coverage and less poufiness up top. and it fits better around the hips. And I get tons of compliments on this dress every time I wear it. I even got an unsolicitation this week from the dentist's receptionist, who grabbed the knot of the sash, and said "I love this dress! I have to get my waist back!"
In nature news, I bought green-eyed susans this week, and there was one black eyed susan in the bunch:
Momma robin and her baby have left the nest; from hatch to flight was less than a week.
I have already started BurdaStyle 7696 tonight and plan on finishing it tmw, plus a patriotic July 4 surprise! If you want to take a guess on what it might be, please do so in the comments!
Good night and be well!