The only thing I needed to change for the fit was to move the elastic waist band up about a quarter of an inch so it sat at my natural waist. Otherwise, I'm good to start work on the real deal!
This week I added a new accessory to my sewing corner: safety glasses! I know a lot of you might be thinking I'm nuts, but give me a minute. I am somewhat of a clutz. Remember my visit to the ER last August when I accidentally sewed my finger? On more than one occasion I have managed to break a needle and it ends up flying the through the air and pieces of it hit me in the face. This happened last week at the Serger Workshop and my mom suggested (or more like strongly insisted) that I start sewing with a pair of protective goggles. There was no way that I was going to wear goggles while sewing, but I agreed that I needed some sort of protection. I took to the interwebs to find a cheap pair of fake glasses and the only ones I could find that were reasonably priced were these hipster frames. They were only $2. The rest of the fake glasses that I found were around $40. So I ordered the hipster frames.
How conflicting is my look here? Part hipster, part Gap customer.
The only thing I can think of when I see these glasses is Brenda in Adventures in Babysitting.
HA! The good news is that the glasses are light and comfortable and after a while I forget that I'm wearing them. I'm not entirely foreign to glasses wearing though. Before I got my eyes lasered in 2006, I had to wear contacts or glasses daily. I definitely want to protect my eyes from flying needles—they cost me a lot of money! Do you think protective glasses will become all the rage for sewists or am I just nuts?