The chronicle of making a Prader-Willi syndrome Used-Medical-Waste Collar:
|The foundation, ready for Words of Love|
However, I don't know quite what to write, or even what colour to make the embroidery. "Words of Love" could be so many things: do I write about her? Do I write to her? Do I use her words? Do I transcribe the article I've already written about the as-yet unfinished piece? A little more percolation, and the answer will come, but until it does, must. resist. urge. to sew! Mildly annoying.
While doing the diagonal basting last night, it occurred to me that making a tutorial might give me a little time to side-ways think the wording issue. Diagonal basting is a very useful stitch - the very best for preventing shifting while machining. I use it all the time. Sewing geeks can find the diagonal basting tutorial here.
|There's a reason we gave up wearing corsets|
The brace is an attempt to prevent surgery, but maybe there's another, more experimental way. Heard from another PWS mother of some sort of stretchy, tight suit used in Europe. Will check the Internet, and ask at her next orthopaedic surgeon's appointment. In the meantime, it helped tonight that she was at a neighbour's house, instead of ours. They managed to keep her in it for 4 hours - twice my record. Still, it might be quite a time before the 23hr/day expectation is realized...
|The Great Pumpkin made a collar from Halloween wrappers and some velvet scraps - the candy got chucked|