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It's Embroidery!

It's Embroidery!

I know it's nothing special and it's not exactly perfect.. but.. It worked! It's an original embroidery design, made on free software, and embroidered by my machine! I used the Inkscape plugin available here along with Wilcom's TrueSizer.. And I made an original design.
I only just got it to work right before dinner, so I haven't gotten to play with it much.. it kept giving me errors, and then I started kinda haphazardly putting python files I thought it needed into the Inkscape extensions directory.. and then suddenly, it worked!

Royal Blue Broadcloth Butterick 4827



I actually started this one as a mockup (it was broadcloth I'd gotten for $1/yard, after all) but I'm actually quite happy with it! I'm not sure the sleeves are quite "right" but they're not wrong, either. I've worn it around the house a bit, just for the heck of it. It's rather fun to say "yea, I'm wearing my medieval dress now!"
The green brocade belt the style of belt that the pattern included. I really prefer double belt, though. That's not quite something I made, though-- it's just some ribbon!

Something Bad Happened

Yes, that's right, something bad happened. Not to me, to my site. It was probably a server problem.
However, I was stupid. I did not immediately back up, because the site was already not working. And I hadn't backed up at all. I thought I had.. but apparently I hadn't. There were some backups listed, but then it couldn't find them.
And then I did something even dumber. Yes, it's possible; I believe I've just proven that saying about stupidity having no limits. I used a database repair function. Yes, now I know: never, ever use a database repair function, they don't actually work! I know that now. I didn't know that then.
So then I backed up (just in case there was anything left that I might want) and uninstalled Drupal, then reinstalled. I don't know if I'll be able to restore anything, but at least now I can start posting things again.
Well, at least not I know a little bit more, right?

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by Dr. Radut