I wanted to show you a picture of my latest project, but my camera ran out of juice and I can't find the charger...it's been so long that I can't remember where I left it. Aging rapidly.
Thank you for your suggestions on the adjusting-sewing-patterns-that-really-don't-fit-me-topic - I'll look into it!
In the meantime I found this fancy gadget - a sewing ruler by Prym that more or less combines all the curves, angles, etc. you might need for constructing or altering a pattern. Oh yeah... and it does buttonholes, too. Pretty pricey at 50 euros, but of course I really really want one...
Speaking of wanting something badly...why oh why does target.com not ship internationally??? Not even a teeny, tiny top? Le sigh.