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Why all the history now?

So uh, major update. I've been meaning to get on here and post but a few unforeseen things (migraines? trip to DC) have come up.

Here's the shell from hell that I've been trying to not ever see again. We have a love/hate relationship in that I hate it so much, but it keeps coming around.. Here it is being fixed for the 3rd time. I hope that this one is a taker.

About the same time I was working on that, I was commissioned to alter 4 bridesmaid dresses with proved to be the most oddly constructed dresses I've ever had the misfortune of "fixing". It was a scary stressful time to try and make these dresses fit their recipients.

Four solid examples of bridesmaid dresses that shouldn't exist.

A good friend of mine is getting married in a few weeks, and I am hoping to wear the below dress to the wedding: B5324. For a while, I was a bit against Butterick patterns because I've had trouble with them in the past, but this one seems to be fairly simple. I just cut out the fabric I'm using and plan to start stitching it today. Pictures hopefully to ensue.

I'm attempting to make this strapless! Fingers crossed.

In the past 2 weeks, I've also completed something I started about 2 years ago. This is my favorite backpack and I'm sad to say that I no longer have the pattern for it. It's from a small child's pattern, but because it's been a couple of years since I bought it, it may not be available.

It sits pretty high up on my back since it's a kid pack. I still love it!

Also, some brief pics from my trip to DC:

Kind of a blurry shot of the ceiling of the Franciscan Monastery.

We were not sure what this was because it was just an empty hallway with these really neat evolving lighted walls. This was taken around midnight; no one was around. We think it was an office building.

Easter eggs at the Eastern Market.

Serenity at the Monastery.

I'll have to post more photos later; it's too nice outside.