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A new year, still alive...

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Hope you're all sitting down, because I actually did something sewing-related! I know! I could barely believe it too.
The warm temps have encouraged me to pull out fabrics and patterns and debate sewing summer tops. Of course, I didn't go down without a fight. I dragged myself off to the nice cheaper outlets to get some instant satisfaction without scaring the wallet too much - and was promptly reminded why I sew my own tops! Since when does 'Now with better fit' mean 'we added several inches to the center front seam so this top won't look good on anyone'?! Honestly, yes I'm a plus size in tops, but my shoulders are not as wide as a door frame! Sadly, even pricier stores are not immune from this strangely shaped 'model'. The only way I can think to make tops like these fit is to buy some little shoulder pads. 
Like these ones:

 Or perhaps these ones: 

A little skimming in the side seams and I could have a waist!
I did buy a couple of tops, but they&#…