No, it's not THAT kind of help.
After the frustrations vented in the last post, I decided to get some help with my sewing and enrolled in a class at PatternReview.Com on fitting bodices. This class is online and has video, chats, and a message board. I have learned a lot so far in this class and by the end I will (hopefully) have a bodice pattern that fits my body perfectly that I can then adapt to make different shirts, tunics, and dresses. There have been a few frustrations...in our temporary apartment the only mirror that we have is the bathroom medicine cabinet mirror so I can't see my full body for fitting. After three days I figured out to stand on a milk crate so that I can see most of my bodice. I also use the timer on my camera to take photos of myself to see the changes that need to be made. I am not very good at visual/spatial tasks and I think that working my brain in this crazy way is hard, but helpful. As soon as I have my bodice done, I will post some pictures.
In the meantime I continue to sew pajama pants for X-mas gifts. Next week I will be starting a new dress for Leora. I keep experimenting with new healthy recipes for dinner and we keep hoping to get news on the house.
Here's to patience and learning!