It's just a regular Sunday for me, how about you? I am out and about with my dressforms. We just randomly decided to take Wolfie (yes that is what I call my Wolf dress form) out for some fresh air.
|This is a rented storage unit.|
|This is a Fabulous Fit Dress Form wearing a size 12 Vogue 1004 pattern.|
|I sewed this in August - and that is the last serious sewing I have done!|
|Miss Fabulous Fit is looking for a new home. Are you interested?|
[update: Miss Fabulous Fit found a new home!]
|She comes with pads to add curves.|
|I'm wearing my most favorite t-shirt - the Riva Raglan Tee by Style Arc|
After years of waiting for the real estate market to straighten out, we are moving. You know how it goes, you make a loose plan and adjust along the way. When I married Howie, his youngest was in high school, so we bought a house in that school district. It was 2004 and we figured we'd move closer to my job in 5 years or so. That was a loose plan. I also thought I might look for a job in Rockville and stay here forever. The housing market bubble and economic collapse surprised us just as much as it did everyone else.
By 2009, my job in Baltimore was too good to leave, and our house was worth less than we paid for it. And even if we wanted to sell, it was taking 6 months or more to find a buyer. So, we stuck it out. In 2011, we got a little more serious about selling, but the house needed to be updated. I hated pouring more money into it, but I really liked the results. In fact, I liked it so much I didn't want to leave.
Then in August 2013, the long commute finally got to me. Driving 80 miles a day is kinda tough. This time, however, things fell into place. The real estate market has rebounded and our agent expects the house to sell quickly. We will not get back what we paid, but that's just life. We will move closer to my job into a smaller home. The more I think about it, the more relieved I am. We found the perfect neighborhood for us, and the homes for sale are exactly what we both want. So- things are good, right? Well, yes ... but there is one thing ... little Archie died. I wish I could write a beautiful post to describe how special she was but I don't have the words. I think it is safe to say she loved being our cat as much as we loved her. So, that's just life, too, isn't it?
Here I am writing a blog post when I actually sat down to list my Fabulous Fit dress form on Craigslist! Anything to avoid packing! Ha!
If you are looking for a dress form, I am asking $50 for this one. It is pinnable and the measurements are 34.75 bust, 26 waist, 35 hip. Shoot me an email if you are local. I don't want to ship it.
UPDATE: the dressform has found a new home - thanks for your inquiries!!
There is more to come, indeed - more to come!