Thank you to Fehr Trade for pointing out that Lekala is offering size 44 and 46 for free for a month. Oh I like these months. I've downloaded a ton in the past and while I'm slow to make them up, I love glancing through my folder of possibilities. The few patterns I have made up I have done more than once so it feels like I have used more than I have. The size 46 with a FBA is pretty close to my measurements. I also need to shorten it. Surprisingly, people do not often design patterns with152.5cm height in mind. (Doesn't that sound taller than 5' and a half inch?)
I wore my new Sencha blouse yesterday and it did pretty well. Something is pooling in the back, but tucked in it looks great and the covered buttons bothered me less than the snaps did. I was surprised by that. Sadly, pictures will have to wait for another day. It was Mr. Lina's actual birthday yesterday so I spent the evening hanging out with him. He was feeling tired and a bit under the weather, so we had beef stew and leftover cake at home rather than going out. Warm comfort food on a rainy day.