20. It’s ok, I’m going to lose 10 pounds.
19. This looks great. I can’t wait to have a cheaper tailor copy it.
18. Why is there a discount for cash?
17. Is there an upcharge for a three-breasted suit?
16. Don’t worry, it’s ok, I read Fred Astaire did this to all his new suits.
15. You really…
LET ME ADD A FEW things you should never say to me:
1. I brought a bunch of things, so can I get a discount? (No. My time is valuable and you make a buttload more money than I do)
2. Can I come in at 8:30am? (No. Don’t even try talking to me before 9)
3. Are you available on Sunday? (I get one day off a week. That’s it)
4. Well, the alterations shouldn’t cost as much as the suit. (You must have bought the cheapest suit on earth)
5. But I already paid $250 for this bridesmaid dress. (You agreed to be in the wedding, so that’s on you)
Is it too late to make my sewing resolutions for the year? Last year’s went about 50% out the window. I decided to take a page from another blogger and choose a certain few patterns to make up this year, rather than just say “I’m gonna make pants” or something similar. Not only that, but I am doing fit-muslins so that I can perfect the fit to my particular body and then have a pattern that I can use frequently to reproduce basic garments, like I have done with my pajama/shorty pattern.
Six patterns below were chosen for several reasons: to fill gaps in my wardrobe, to perfect the fit on difficult to buy garments, and fulfill my need for appropriately sized vintage garments. The reason for so many Simplicity patterns is simply that they went on sale for $1 apiece. The two Decades of Style patterns were a bachelorette gift from my infinitely fashionable friend Rachel of Re/Dress, an awesomely positive plus-sized fashion company. I have already started on muslins for the pencil skirt and pants. Wish me luck!