Thursday, 18 April 2013

a better pattern option for Catelyn

I went into the grotto and wasn't expecting to find some more patterns I hadn't returned to the proper drawers. Actually the room's a mess cos of a whole variety of those actions. or lack of actions.

Did I mention my discontent with the Betzina pattern being drafted for a stretch, and I'm not using a stretch fabric.  So imagine my delight at finding this pattern today.  It's a half size, so shorter & short-waisted and narrower shoulders. IE the likes of meeeee

Thanks to a brilliant friend I have an image not of Catelyn's dress but one of Sansa's that has a similar seamlines on the front.

On the improving side of the grotto, I managed to score an Aneboda set of drawers from ebay. With a seller who'd deliver, which most can't. I literally hit the "buy now" button 5 minutes before the hospital phoned me with "Surprise!!!! surgery tomorrow".  The seller was kind enough to deliver it on Monday, and did all the carrying as I'd explained about my surgery.  So I can't yet put it under the cutting table, as I need to move stuff of the table, chock it up higher and install it.  Plus I may take the legs off if I can, it's a teency bit too high.   Another advantage of ebay buying is that it's already assembled, so I'm saved the aggravation & time that takes. I'm looking for another set, to go back to back under the cutting table. As this set was white, I'd prefer to get another white set, not a beech set. That will slow down finding one, but I've remembered gumtree too. I really need to get the other fabric cupboard together, but that's a job for in another month.

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  1. I don't have the legs on my baby Aneboda so that shouldn't be a problem. :)

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    1. I'm not sure how the legs were attached, and it's another 3 weeks until I can tilt it over to see.

      Part of me asks if it's OCD to want them both white, or just being sensible that they match

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  2. Well mine are both white. :) But I admit to having OCD.

    The feet are screwed into the bottom. So you have to take the bottom drawer out (which is also screwed in to stop it coming right out) and then they should be there (hopefully). :)

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    1. Cool, thanks for that! If I thought I'd need to move it, I'd put castors on it, but no feet works much better for here. I'll store the feet, in case I need them in the future

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    2. Yeah I have four flapping around. ;)

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