I day dream, a lot. Almost constantly actually. It is how I fill my time and is a favorite past time of mine. It helps me to remind myself that the future has more possibilities than I can imagine. Better and brighter possibilities!
I day dream of having the ability to have the things I want one day.
I dream of being able to do the things I want to do.
I dream of being able to create the things I see in my mind’s eye.
I dream of happy and calm spaces.
I know that some dreams do come true. You just need a little faith, trust, and getting off your darn ass and doing something about it! No silly pixie dust here.
Also, thanks to The Perfect Nose’s post The Bra Sewing Survey, I can’t stop thinking about the possibility of having an amazing bra that actually fits! And the awesome challenge of actually making one. My measurements come out to 29″/33.5″ and from my understanding you round the band up to the next even number and that gives you 30C. No one commercially makes that, and it is difficult enough trying to find a 32C. I cannot find any at my local Target, Wal*Mart or Kohls! Gr. So I wind up spending $50 a bra at Victoria Secret. They are nice, I just cannot manage the price tag.
Speaking of not being able to manage the price tag…
My eyes are much much larger than my bank account. But I have done my research!
I went to Jo Ann and spoke with the representative there for a good while trying to figure out a machine that would best fit me. As I dwell more and more on what I want, I know it has to be a role of creation. I may want to help people, but I cannot begin to help others til I can help myself.
And if I want to create I need a machine that won’t feed my fabric sideways. No wonder I can’t sew evenly. Once I figured that out I couldn’t stop laughing for a good bit. I guess my calibration is as wonky as my sewing machine!
The sewing machine we decided on in the end was the Singer Confidence Quilter 7469Q.
+ 98 Built in stitches
+ Programmable Needle Up/Down (I want this)
+ Drop feed for free motion sewing
+ Bonus Quilting Accessories
+ Extension Table
+ Drop and sew bobbin system
+ 7 Full Automatic 1-Step buttonholes
+ Automatic needle threader (Can I get a what what?)
I know I deserve the tools I need to create the designs I dream. I have discovered sewing and drafting is one of the few things that I can use as a tool to work through my depression and anxiety attacks. It calms me down and brings me to a zen state of mind.
On that note, I have chosen to help my good friend get the clothes she wants and deserves. I have been doing a lot of research and looking around and decided that the Dritz My Double Deluxe Dressform (small) would be worth the investment. It has the proper measurements for us both and has the best reviews.
+ Off set center pole for hanging pants along with shaped hips, bottom and thighs for fitting pants
+ Longer pole to help out taller women and for wedding and evening gowns
+ Extended shoulder for supporting and setting sleeves.
+ 12 rotating dials located at the bust, waist and hips that can be moved in precise increments.
– Bust – 33″ – 41″
– Waist – 26″ – 34″
– Hips – 36″ – 44″
– Back ~Waist Length – 14″ – 16″ / 13.5+ (neck)
+ Adjustable neck with pin cushion
+Pin hem marker and foam back Nylon cover for easy pinning and marker
Oh, goodness do I want these. I’m going to work my butt off doing what I can to see if I cannot deserve these gorgeous things.
What is on your wish list right now?