A heavy afternoon’s drinking at Pride yesterday, and a long lie in this morning…which worked brilliantly- no hangover!
After this, a lovely breakfast cooked by my very own little breakfast queen, and then the rest of the day sewing. Just a short break to do a bit of maths tuition, and to watch a few minutes of some lame dance film the missus was watching.
OMG please forgive the hair, lack of make up and HUGE eye bags!
And here’s the result. Another Folkwear Frontier shirt, fabric stretch cotton sateen from The Textile Centre. All finished apart from the snap fasteners. I tried to get some while in town yesterday but not a single stall in the markets had any pearl snaps, just heavyweight jeans buttons and eyelets. Annoying. I’ve done a bit of ebaying however [and accidentally ordered some fabric oh deary me] and they’ll be winging their way to me very shortly.
So this is just pinned…I love it, and I’m tickled pink [geddit?] by the little touches I managed: the contrast collar band, the black piping, the contrast inner cuffs. I’m even chuffed to bits by the fact that I couldn’t quite cut out both button bands in plain white, so the ‘inner’ [under?] one is partly red as well…I think the fit on the back is better, after I tucked out a fisheye dart at the waist. It could be better still, so maybe the next one will be smack on- the silk/cotton chambray is glaring at me and demanding to be used, as is the parrot print sateen…
So-poppies or roses?