The last two weeks have been rather turned things upside down for reasons I won’t bore you with. Suffice it to say life has changed priorities and soaked up brain matter all at once. Consequently I have done almost no sewing.
JJ has been away for a while and normally I would take advantage of this by sewing more than normal, tinkering in the sewing room etc but not this time. Still I have managed to find time to check out my local thrift stores bringing home a few bits and bobs including these…
The flowery greeny fabric is a ‘vintage’ knit, fairly substantial, though I’ve no idea of its composition. I’ll have to do a burn test on all of them I suspect though the white is a linen or linen blend and the pink chiffon probably polyester. The dotty is hopefully cottonish and the orange floral a heavy weight denimy feeling fabric destined to be a skirt or two for the girls. Now, where did I put those matches….?
As for the patterns – 5804 is missing a couple of the facing pattern pieces but I should be able to make do or draft up replacements. I don’t have anything this shape in my stash, amazingly, so it was a steal at 50c. The other has interesting raglan sleeves, which I’ve not really seen in a shirt and all the pieces are there – yipee. Both seem to be in or near my size though I’ll probably have to up the size a little on the first one, depending on how much ease it has.
Other than that, brain mush notwithstanding, I have been practising the seam method of alterations on copies of pants patterns. Snip snip.