Summer is on the wane and with autumn brings autumnal sewing, oddly enough, which in turn necessitates fabric buying trips to stock up on merino and other things. Oh How Awful.On the merino front I’ve cut out three long sleeve Ts for the kids (bottom right) with more planned. The blue and white stripe is destined to be turned into sleep wear for my little nephew and the white will be snugglies of some sort for me. The rest are silks and cottons for later.
Note to self – I need to find something less bulky to stabilise shoulder seams on merino. Bias tape is too bulky and there must be something less white/black than interfacing. What do you use?
On the bodice front, I have yet to find a long enough zip, though have been a somewhat distracted to look properly. Plus it has been bumped down the queue by colder weather needs.
Oh and one last thing. The washers in the pic are cast iron so wonderfully heavy and perfect as pattern weights. At $5 a pop they were cheap enough too and all I need to do is stick something soft on the bottom to protect the pattern tissue. So long to the tins of tuna, anchovies, beans and tomato paste. Get back to the pantry where you belong.