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Sitting by the river on a snowy day…which doesn’t quite match Robert Frost’s poem Stopping By The Woods on a Snowy Evening. As a child growing up in New England I had to memorize this poem. Was it just children from New England who all learned this poem by heart, or did all U.S. children learn it? You can find the poem at the link below. It’s a lovely simple poem, but of course it has all kinds of deeper meanings.
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I have been working on another version of the Burgundy blouse, seen below, as photographed by Jess McDougall.
I added to the length of the blouse and a bit more to the gathered section on the side. Did I take the time to true the side seam after adding more fullness? No. The side seam was already ugly in the Burgundy Blouse version, and adding more fullness her made this seam even worse. I was hoping to just wing it and cut off whatever doesn’t fit. Haha! Another good idea ruined by the facts.
I like the fullness going from the left waist area to right bust area. But there’s extra fabric at the arm hole on the left and the rest of the top hangs badly.
The front is much longer than the back. Also it’s very lumpy at the waist– on both sides- which makes me think that might be the machine basting stitch I used to sew this together. I wanted to baste it together to see if I could skip the side zipper. I don’t have an answer for that question as the whole thing looks so awful I decided to put the garment aside for another day. Argh! Is it a redeemable wadder? or forever a UFO?
Only time will tell.