Patterns

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Oh dear god. So I’m drafting a cheongsam pattern to fit me. (I know it’s qipao 旗袍 in Mandarin, but is cheongsam in Vietnamese so that’s what I call it.) It is not easy. Finally got the fit kind of right; no bra or any support garments so it really is the construction there. So. Tedious. A lot of measuring and remeasuring and math. A lot of simple but repetitive math. Graphing, geometry, algebra.
reminds me of. Labs. Chemistry, physics, biology. Data sets that don’t freaking match. So you spend all damn afternoon running the experiment again and again and again.

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Okay. I’ve cut non-toile fabric.

Ahem. Would have been a lot easier if it weren’t wool!