For the last week, my right hand has been a pain... literally! I've woken up in the morning for 3 consecutive days with a numb/tingly hand. Not thinking much of it (maybe I slept on it?), until I experience prolonged tingling, numbness, and aching even after being up for a few hours. I did do more sewing over break than I normally do, but no hand-stitching, so I'm a little perplexed... It doesn't seem fair that something can bring me so much joy can cause such great pain AT THE SAME TIME!!!
The more people I talk to about it, many of them are saying it's carpal tunnel. Even today, my wrist is sore, and the tingling is like a vibration running through my thumb and first two fingers. I'll need to make a doctor's appointment apparently, but for now I'll make sure to keep Advil by my side! Bummer... I was so happy with how productive I've been over the last week, and now this. Getting old sucks.
Started the last leg of The Prom Dress last night. The original pattern needed a lot of altering, not just for the client's body, but also the changes she wanted to the design (lowering the back). I procrastinated, being nervous about tearing into the muslin and turning it into pattern pieces, but yesterday I finally overcame my nervousness and got the job done, transferring all the measurements and changes to the pattern and creating new pattern pieces. I got it all pinned out and half of the pieces are cut, with the other half and the lining still to do. The fabric is not a typical "prom color", it's a burnt orange/rust/copper. I'll share photos as it progresses, but keep your fingers crossed for me!