square peg, round hole

dear internet,

i’m writing to you to ask why setting in sleeves on a garment is impossible.  clearly, it is a mean trick to play on seamstresses and wannabes.  i sewed a fantastic oliver + s two plus two blouse until i got to the sleeves.  i ripped out the sleeve, oh i don’t know, 7, 8, a zillion times.  i pinned the other one and realized i had pinned it not only to the armhole but also to the main body of the blouse.  i am now on the west coast and the blouse remains on the sewing table.  where it will stay there till lil miss outgrows it.  argh.

i know that there are lots of talented craftsters who use you.  please zap one my way and have  him/her teach me how to put in the sleeves.  and please bring a pinot noir while you are at it.

thank you.

***

lil miss now PROTESTS putting on anything over her head or putting her arms into sleeves.

during the thirty seconds it takes to dress me, i might actually miss something.  like, the earth could stop spinning!  a cheerio could roll across the floor! the roof might mend itself! a purple unicorn with a dancing leprechaun wearing a rhinestone tiara might be waiting at the door – on a unicycle!

and did i mention that she doth PROTEST loudly?  like, YELLing loudly?

good thing i can’t seem to set in sleeves when making her clothes- less for her to PROTEST.

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2 Responses to square peg, round hole

  1. virgoniantransplant says:

    wow, you’re tired. oregon produces world-class pinot noirs!

    • mamacharm says:

      that’s great and all, but does that mean that said world-class pinot noirs are making their way to my wine glass?

      also, do you have favorite colors?

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