Readers, how many times have you removed the pillowcases from your pillows and been utterly disgusted by what you beheld?
I no longer use this down pillow, purchased many years ago from The Company Store (Do down pillows have a life span?). I don't know what turned it this particular shade of mashed potato, but it has been through the laundry, though you'd never know it. I don't use any hair products on my head for obvious reasons, so I'm not sure what happened. Anyway, this one is headed to the landfill, and please don't tell me the dozens of clever ways you'd recycle the stuffing.
Moving right along...
This lovely ceramic vase would be perfect for a dried flower arrangement; unfortunately, I have not seen a dried flower arrangement since 1978. Plus the handle once broke off and though I successfully glued it back on, you can't really pick it up by the handle anymore.
Anyway, this is another objet d'art that has been collecting dust at the back of my closet for too many years, and it's fragile to boot. You are the weakest link. Good-bye!
If you're like me, you're probably wondering how you ended up with a karaoke mixer. It's a long story and has very little to do with karaoke.
As Dolly Levi says, So Long, Dearie!
Do you ever wonder why you own so many tote bags -- especially those promotional kind you're embarrassed to be seen carrying?
With less stuff, there's also much less stuff to carry around in bags. Out you go!
Friends, I think that's enough for today.
I realized yesterday -- in a funny way I'll tell you about later -- that I made a highly visible error on my BurdaStyle halter dress. The instructions were so hard to follow that I abandoned them early on, and I couldn't figure out what was going on with the bodice trim. I attached it the way I assumed it ought to be attached -- stitching it over the top of the bodice edge as one would a waistband (or double folded bias tape) after the lining was attached, and it looked fine to me.
Yesterday I realized it was supposed to look like this, which would be attached along the front edge before the lining was attached, and hang down over the top of the bodice.
I'm not sure how many people are actually sewing along with me on BurdaStyle, but anyone who followed my directions would have made a mistake. I think my way looks fine, but it's not the way the pattern was designed. Whoops!
Now as I take another look at their version, I see my error, but it wasn't obvious to me last week.
I'm wondering how you would handle this. The dress is done, Leah loves it, and the photo shoot is completed. I think I need to write an addendum to my last post, explaining my error. But I don't need to commit hari-kari or anything, right?
I guess that's why you should read your directions carefully before you start sewing a project. But I also think it's important that directions be written clearly to begin with. I hope I don't sound petulant.
In closing, readers, do you ever replace your bed pillows, and if so, how often?
If you think the pillow looks bad, you should see the mattress!
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I've been sewing obsessively since 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!