Clothing Patterns to Die For!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

There I went, getting distracted again. Buts its OK because some wise crazy quilter named Julierose left me a lovely reminder that not all projects are destined for completion and I've begun culling down to only the projects I really like.

 I purchased the Lenox Shirtdress from Cashmerette last year. It and the lovely rayon fabric sat waiting for me and finally a few weeks ago, I was able to put it onto the front burner and start cooking.

Its a great pattern! I love how the bodice is nicely fitting to my bosom and the design is supreme, highly recommend it. It will become a favorite pattern, used many time in the future. I have a little story about this shirt dress.

I've been combing pattern books at many fabric stores searching for a really good shirt dress pattern. But until I discovered The Lenox Shirtdress, I was unhappy with all of the them. I didn't want a 'sack dress' I was determined to find a great fitting shirt dress and here it is.

On another note entirely, I came down with the Shingles virus last week and that is a trip alright!

I had begun with some red blotches that were itchy, but it was the speed of their progression that forced me visit emergency room at our local hospital in Duncan. Sure enough, Dr. Lough pronounced me having Shingles. I was a little alarmed at first due to so many other folks I've known over the years that said it was nasty. But if you catch it early its best to get started onto the anti- viral drug and L-lysine 1000 mg 3 times a day.

Except for 1 and half days of vomiting and other uses of the toilet, including high fever, increasing with new blotches, things are getting better and I'm only 6 days into this virus. 

In case you didn't know some of us as kids are exposed to the chicken pox virus, we don't get the virus. But its hangs out in our body waiting until the right set of circumstances arise. My sister says stress is connected. Others online say that it just rises up for no particular reason. But I'm here to tell you that yes, lesions do appear and yes they are painful and itchy, but not anything that Tylenol can't help. So be aware.

Off to carry on with resting. Bye for now.



  2. Oh dear - so sorry about the shingles - hopefully you caught it in time and the medication can minimalize the duration and the effects. Take care of you! On another note - I love the 'drawer of shame' that Julierose referred to. I think we all have one (or more!) of those. I'm on a quest to use up a number of crazy quilt round robin blocks that have been lurking in my own drawer of shame for far too long. I'm creating projects with them and then writing articles about them for the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine - win/win on all counts.

  3. That looks like a great pattern. I hope you don't take too long to recover from shingles.


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