Monday, March 9, 2009

Finally a citizen

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I neglected to mention this in earlier posts, but I finally took my citizenship oath at the end of last month! I legally changed my name - to my married name as well, so I've changed it at work and gone to the social security office, but nowhere else. Does anyone know of a painless way to get it changed with all the other entities - banks, credit cards, etc? It's such a chore to call each and every place... sigh... and I have to go to the DMV to get an updated drivers license too.

In other news, I'm working on my first installment for the "One pattern, many looks" contest over at Patternreview. I hoped to be done with the jacket over the weekend but wasn't able to work on it much on Saturday - then the time change resulted in us going to the later church service yesterday, so less time to sew. Anyway, here's what I have so far.Yup. It's still in pieces. I am yet to construct the front. I added the extra width in the back, and I'm hoping I didn't add too much. I have to wait till i join the back and front and try it on though, we'll see.
I also was thinking of making single welt pockets, but after trying to make a sample, I realized I'd need much more practice. I'm not ready to mess up my jacket, so I'll wait till I've had more practice with samples before I used it on an actual garment. Now let's see if I can make any more progress tonight.


  1. Congratulations, I didn't know for sure that you are a Nigerian, when I saw the earlier fabric you posted I wanted to ask you where you got it from.. I am also a Nigerian-Canadian. Take care

  2. Congratulations on your new citizenship.

  3. Hi Sewshy, what type of fabric is this sweet blue? I truely love it. Is it twill?