day ten: command decisions

I’ve been in pain from a pinched nerve in my back since September. For a while there, the pain had receded, and I was left with a limp. Then it snowed, and I had to shovel, and ever since I’ve been in a LOT of pain. I’m in physical therapy, but it’s slow going.

“But Tasha!” I hear you cry. “That sucks, but what does it have to do with the Ethereal Seamstress Challenge?”

I shall tell you.

The best lit room in my house is my sewing room. I’m currently sewing white(ish) linen with white thread. I need good light.

The chair in my sewing room is killing me. I feel mostly fine all day in the office chair in my home office, and then I go downstairs, sit in the office chair in my sewing room, and ten minutes later I’m crying. I’ve ordered a gel cushion that I hope will help, and it will be here tomorrow, but in the meantime, ow.

What does this mean for my entry? Full steam ahead, bitches. But I’m making a decision about my serk that I think is actually in line with what might have been done in period — I’m not finishing this the way I initially intended.

I originally meant there to be four gores: front, back, and sides. I just finished the side gores, which I actually wanted to have done Saturday, but ow. I tried it on, and it’s a bit big, but the side gores are big enough that I can walk just fine, so I’m leaving it there. I’m going to finish those seams, hem things that need hemming, and move on.

I just can’t sit here and add gores to a garment that doesn’t need them when I’m so slowed down by my pain. I need the time to work on other things. I might not be able to make my shoes; it hurts enough to put on my sneakers.

So there’s an update. I’m going to go to bed and hope that my heating pad will help me sleep. Night, y’all.

About Tasha

Seamstress from Carolingia. Baroness, Norsewoman, semi-pro smarty-pants.
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