I’m human and cannot cannot resist the wonderful temptation that a good fabric sale brings. So, when The Curious Kiwi noted that a Wellington store was selling yardage for a song I went the very next day and bought a couple of silks, a linen and two gorgeous cotton voiles paying no more than $5/metre.
The brown is two metres of a soft medium weight linen destined to be trousers – the pattern will make itself known to me I’m sure. And the voiles, aren’t they lovely, have a skirt and a blouse in their futures I think, not to be worn together perhaps, though who knows.
Aside from strolling backwards and forwards with bolts of fabric I have been practicing my tailors tacks and I need to do them differently. Oh and use chalk and clip marks and rulers. Especially rulers. Actually I need to do all the darts again. You see, I first traced out the lines with a tracing wheel and carbon paper, which I had to reposition twice to get the full length of each front dart. Then I did the tailors tacks because I knew the traced lines would be screwy, and guess what? They were – see.
Tomorrow will be re-do day. I hate it when I’m really cack handed.
Add to this my center back zip, puckery little thing.
Oh. T’was a good day.