Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Root canal skirt

Yesterday I had my second root canal in as many weeks and this is what I wore.   The skirt is from Simplicity 4086, which is a workhorse of a skirt pattern.  I believe it is OOP-here is the envelope:
I waited a week to get in to see my endodontist (notice how I have become possessive of him?) and for the last 5 days was in a happy haze of Vicodin and ice cream.  I decided to play with some fabric scraps, and as time went on, I thought my scraps needed a place to reside.  I pulled out some stashed cotton, and slapped on some scraps, cut out a skirt shape in a size not really related to my hips, decided I needed a belt and belt loops, forgot to put in pockets and then had to be driven to JA to pick up a zipper.  I love this skirt!  Not because it is a nice olive green, or that the recycled button placket is crooked, or that the zipper is one of the oddest installations I have done...but because it kept me from crying in pain for a day or so.  

It will be perfect for my next appointment.  

22 comments:

  1. lol. Oh, I feel for you!!! But I love your sense of humor about all the dental hassles. Cute skirt!

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  2. Ouch, ouch, ouch. Glad to know that the wonderful combination of meds, ice cream and fabric seems to be helping. Cool skirt and great color on you.

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  3. Love this experience and your skirt...way to turn a negative( the root canal) into a positive(nice olive skirt) On Collette's blog she just posed the question "can sewing make you a happier person?" Seams so.. with, or without the Vicodin:)

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  4. oh dear poor you - as you say at least the skirt creation deflected the pain a little - hope you feel better soon

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  5. Mary - you are so smart to use sewing to release your pain. And thanks for sharing the story!

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  6. I love everything about this skirt, because of your story :D

    I hope this is the last root canal for a long time to come.

    Here's to pain-free mouths and therapeutic sewing!

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  7. owie owie...So sorry you have been in so much pain...but the skirt is so cute...maybe I'll try some Vicodan and ice cream for inspiration...:)

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  8. Sorry to hear of your dental woes, and glad to hear your new skirt was such a great diversion. It's really cute, and looks great on you. But I'm not trying any Vicodin for inspiration. Ice cream, maybe.

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  9. That's terrible to be in pain for that long. Sewing is good therapy.

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  10. Sorry to hear about your pain. Love the colour of the skirt though.

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  11. What a great skirt ! I love the color, and the button placket works perfectly. It sounds like you found the right combination of "pain therapy" to get through those days. Hope you're feeling better now.

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  12. glad you could take your mind off the pain somehow. I have that pattern too = It is a great basic with a really nice shape.

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  13. Oh ouch! I'd rather have almost anything but dental work. Glad the skirt worked to keep your mind and hands elsewhere. It looks much nicer than your description of it, that's for sure.
    Feel better soon!

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  14. Great outfit and I love that you dress up to go to the dentist. We're from the same generation!!!

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  15. Ha! Sometimes we sewists take ourselves way too seriously, but sometimes, as you've just shown, sewing is less about perfection and more about a way to just escape. And, hey! Great skirt! Hope you recover quickly and as painlessly as possible!

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  16. As you've managed to prove - sewing is the best therapy for whatever ails you. I do hope that you're feeling a whole lot better very soon!

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  17. That's more style than I could manage facing a root canal. At least you get to eat ice cream guilt free (seeing as how you're taking it quasi-medicinally).

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  18. Ouch. glad you think as I do - I bought fabric and patterns (lots) before I wrote my taxes payment check :-) Maintaining a self-sustaining approach is important!

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  19. Because if you have to have a root canal, you may as well look cute while you're getting it!
    Great skirt, Mary!

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  20. True sewing therapy! I really hope that was the last of the root canals. The skirt looks cute from here.

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  21. You know, most of my sewing just looks like vicodin was involved. Your skirt is adorable! I how it properly matched the xray drape!

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  22. I saw your post on Inside Out Style. YOu could be my twin. I am a retired teacher love to sew and dry camp with my husband. Plus I have 3 dogs... Is it the teacher in us that makes us like similar things. Anyways I loved your post and your sense of style. I am going to be a fan now..

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