Last night I got four hours sleep and I cannot blame Charlie entirely. He and Harriet (resident feline)share equal sleep doom blame from five am but the fact that my head didnt hit the pillow before two is all mine.
I was making mysef a skirt. Megs online sewing party has got me going again and I don't dare put the machine away for fear it will get dusty in that special place know as the sewing stuff dump zone. You know the one. We all have them.
So I borrowed this pattern from Suzy months ago and yesterday finally FINALLY whipped one up. I do not use that term loosly ladies-this is a quick sew. And I lined it. AND hand sewed part of the zipper. Quick. Sew.
Pattern- Simplicity 2226.
Fabric- Anna Maria Horner voile
Lining- nasty- as synthetic as they come yet light and soft grey.
No zipper foot? see here
Did I alter it? Can't help myself- Omitted the belt loops, dropped the waist, added length and fullness.
Am I happy? Pretty much though lining up my front and back did not go quite to plan and that 1 cm drop in print panel at the side seams will annoy me for ever. I do LOVE a skirt with pockets though.
Do I need new shoes to wear with it? Totally.
New bag? Could be pushing it but I see a french basket or a La Tropezienne in my future.....
Will I have spilt something on it by tomorrow morning and curse my choice of fabric? Without doubt but I endeavour to spill selectively.
Go make one!