Colette Patterns Moneta. Testing the waist.

After the Mabel disaster, I began my Moneta project by tracing a few inches of waist from the front and back bodice in both L and XL sizes.  
As usual, I fall right between L an XL on the size chart (why is there a gap?) except for my waist which skewed all the way to the top edge of XL.  After tracing my mini-test pattern, I then cut strips of material from my main material, after first checking that it was an area of “extra” material.  Then it was a matter of sewing them together and trying them on to see which one fit.  Knowing that the XL was a much better fit than L gave me the confidence to continue on with the project.

Three sentence movie reviews: Bringing Up Baby.

Part of the Ruby Oliver Film Festival.

Amusing throughout, but I couldn’t help but feel annoyed at Katherine Hepburn’s character.  Full of lots of zany hijinks that make this a good family-friendly film.  I think my favorite line came from Aunt Elizabeth:  “I’ve always wanted a leopard!”*

Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home.

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*Really?  Times sure have changed.