- Raise your hand if you’re afraid that a bad hair cut could turn you into a frumpy suburban mom.
- This week I got my hair cut and coloured in a new way. I’ve been contemplating an update for a while, but I live in fear of looking like a suburban mom or, let’s be realistic, a middle aged frump. This SNL sketch says it all.
- No offence meant to anyone who has a “throne of swords in the back” hair cut. I’m sure there are ways of rocking this. I keep looking at Lisa Rinna’s hair and wondering if I like it. This woman confuses me. Is she pretty or a freak? I can’t figure it out. Her eyes are big, and that can’t be done surgically, can it?
- I admired Lotta Jansdotter’s hair. And thought something like this with choppy, layers in a short, messy updo might be possible on me.
I wondered if it would look best on a blonde. So I suggested we add more highlights to my hair. This is a very middle aged thing to do. Hide those greys with blonde streaks, don’t you know. But sometimes it’s good to shake things up.
- Hairdressers never like to take too much off at once. I will work my way shorter. I don’t have Lotta’s hair texture but I’m trying to convince my hair that I do, with magical products.
- I’m feeling very body positive this month, in spite of (or maybe, because of) all the selfies that Me Made May has brought. However, I stumbled on this weight simulator and had a play.
I don’t think this avatar of me looks very good, no matter what weight she is. She has a terrible wardrobe, this was the only thing I could give her to wear. I was mean to her and gave her the bad haircut as well. (That isn’t really my goal weight; I don’t have such a thing).
- I had an indulgent full day of sewing yesterday and finished my first Washi dress and a denim Pilvi coat. The cut of the Washi Dress is very flattering. I love it! This is an excellent pattern and great if your smallest (waist) size is just below your bust, as it often is, for curvy girls.
- I made the largest size and enlarged the bust. I don’t know why Made by Rae doesn’t grade this pattern up to larger sizes. It would be great for bigger girls. Not too hard to do yourself, but I know it would scare many beginners. I’m glad I adjusted the neckline too: it fits perfectly.
- I was worried that this cotton would cling without a lining but I’ve got no problems. I had a slip that was perfect but it doesn’t even seem too bad without it. I thought I would never consider making a dress with quilting cotton. I was wrong.
- I have lots of ideas for future Washi Dresses including layers of linen. This dress is inspiring.