Today's project needed a dose of perseverance. It was a remake of a long forgotten maxi dress that I think never ever got worn. I loved the fabric, so I repurposed it into Butterick 5497 view A. Seemed like a rather straightforward pattern, but I ended up ripping more than I sewed today. Stupid moves like wondering why my serger safety chain stitch was horrible coming right from being serviced. I re-threaded and changed thread and lastly changed my needle since I couldn't remember the last time I changed it. Does anyone else do that? I left mid rip to take dinner to the boys at the firehouse, and thought I would just let it be since I couldn't get it right earlier in spite of all my best efforts. I couldn't leave it alone, so I spent a couple hours and stitched out the top I imagined it could be. It looks better on my body than Valentine, but I'm too tired to play model. Now I have a new top to wear tomorrow as I work my double shift.