- I read 4 books of the Game of Thrones series. That's several thousand pages (at least I am a quick reader). WTH? How is it possible that the plot barely develops in 1000s of pages? I Wikipedia-ed the other books to read a synopsis of the plots. I am still scratching my head.
- Outlander -- Errr, where do I start? Blah, blah and more blah. Why would you bother with the TV version?
- When in grad school, a roommate got my husband and I hooked on Smallville. I am pretty sure I have seen all the teenage drama that accompanied Superman growing up in Kansas (Boy, there was a lot of drama and aliens!!).
- I resisted seeing the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit as long as I could...I can remember reading The Hobbit in 4th grade and hating it. I reread it with Jules, my seven year-old, this summer and didn't mind it. Love the movies -- Jules and I are plotting what costumes I should make for the 3rd movie!
Simplicity 1419, Lisette Round Trip Jacket
2 yards South Sea Imports Atomic cotton
Huzzah! Chemistry fabric makes the ultimate nerdy jacket. My Dolly Clacket dress from Lisette's 1419 dress is a staple in my wardrobe. When I made it, I tossed the jacket pattern aside. But since I saw Elizabeth's, from Sewn By Elizabeth, wonderful version of this jacket (and dress!), I gave it a second thought. Further, I only had two yards of this precious fabric. I did not think twice and began cutting.
An advanced beginner could handle making this jacket. I had a little serger boo-boo and knifed through the sleeve. I fretted for all of two seconds realizing that I could save it. As such, under the sleeve there is a tuck on both sides. I have to say that the tuck looks like it is part of the design. The angled lapels rock (look at how they line up -- Woot! Woot!). I added two hook and eyes under the lapels to keep the jacket closed.
Now for my #geekysewingconfessions
- Colette Patterns. I want to love you but you take sooooo much work to fit. Too much work. Too frustrating.
- I dislike hemming but I dislike hand-sewing even more.
- I refrain from buying every Indie pattern just because it is new or there is a sew-along (Believe me I am tempted and always trying to convince myself I need a new pattern). I wish I was a blogger that could afford every new pattern but the reality is that I know my body and I know my style. Some Indie patterns suit me and others would be a waist of time and money because they would never be flattering or I would never feel comfortable.
- I want to sew my own geeky wardrobe. This really isn't a confession since it should be obvious.
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