What would you wear to an MRI scan? It’s a hefty wardrobe conundrum – ‘no metal zips, fasteners, buttons, belts or buckles’. Even those little studs on jeans are out! Then, add dressing with a front-heavy bump. On one of the hottest days of the year:
I think every blogger I follow has written at some point about having a wearable wardrobe (as have I). Isn’t this one of the big aims of home sewing? A situation arises, suddenly, with precise sartorial requirements. And among our handmade items, there is Just The Thing. Because we have sewed deliberately and diligently to: fill the gaps in our wardrobe / make a capsule collection / colour coordinate it / all in a range of lengths, fabrics, finishes.
I am pretty guilty of sewing new for every occasion. Not just weddings, or big birthday cocktails (c’mon, that’s standard new dress territory) but average events – hey, a picnic in the park! or hey, Thursday night at Wetherspoons…
Which is why I forget I actually already have a lot of things I can wear.
In fact, I had a nightmare along these very lines a few weeks ago. I was in my old old bedroom (a house we moved out of when I was 13) getting ready to go to a ball with Mr B. I didn’t have any time to sew, so I checked my bulging wardrobe. And it was full of hideous things I’d somehow made – like a denim pinafore with knotted nude tights for sleeves (not joking, my subconscious really came up with that). I was more horrified by my bad taste than by having nothing to wear. Almost had to check my real wardrobe when I woke up.
So a sudden MRI: One of the reasons this blog has been quiet for a few weeks is that medics have recently been scanning and rescanning our petite (small for dates) baby via ultrasound. Now they want to have a higher resolution look. I’m shattered and rather wobbly, but at the same time feeling safe and blessed with a whole bunch of immensely gracious people praying for us, and trusting that God is knitting this baby together just right.
And the wardrobe winner was: Vogue 8645, no zips, no buttons, no fastenings! Another score for lazy sewing patterns. Of course, in the event…
What do you wear to an MRI? What they give you.