Where does the time go? When my husband is at home taking some holiday daze, then it goes out the window, that's where.
I finished my flippy skirt not long after I decided to make it. I didn't keep track of time but it was only a couple of hours from start (laying the fabric on the table) to finish.
It has all sorts of nice colours in it, from white to yellow to peach and red. I chose a plain peach t-shirt and voila! Dressed for the day.
I just finished ironing the beautiful blue wool - on both sides. That's careful dedication. I found a fluffy flaw near the end on one side, and marked it with some contrasting thread. I thought I "should" use the smoother side as the right side but I noticed that on the smooth side, you could see a vertical repeat every five inches. When I turned it over to iron the rougher side, I saw that the repeat didn't show up there. And so, because the flaw was on the smoother side, it makes me think that the manufacturer (designer) may have intended the rougher side to be the right side. In any event, I am going to lay it out only one layer thick and cut each piece out individually, just to make sure I get the correct straight of grain on each piece. You can go a little "off" when you fold the fabric in two lengthwise, even if you fold it very carefully. Since it was so expensive to begin with and since I know I'll be wearing this suit for at least 20 years, I will make a really good job of it.
In the meantime, I decided to postpone the cutting-of-the-wool by making a quick camp shirt out of some cheap rayon. On this way, I can do a short spot on buttonholes. I have discovered another fellow sewer in the Ottawa area and she posted about sewing tools, including something with which to make buttonholes. I decided to post about the carpentry tools I use, just for fun.