…Back to reality
Of course, I’m already shuffling ideas around for my next steampunk outfit, I’ve well and truly got the bug BUT meanwhile, I’d already cut out those 2 Butterick patterns.
I settled in for a lovely long sewing session on Tuesday evening, [taking my mind of the million enrolment issues from work] while my lovely missus gave a guitar lesson to one of her mates.
Uninterrupted, stress free, easy peasy sewing. Bliss. Nought to [almost] 60 in a couple of hours really. I haven’t done hems or fastenings, but all else went together like a dream. I shortened it slightly, but no other alterations. Lightweight fusible interfacing to keep bulk down, as the fabrics are fairly substantial.
Butterick 6254, Blue/black geometric ponte was [I think] from Birmingham Rag Market a few months back, the black ponte contrast is leftover from the flame print asymmetric leggings I made for the missus a while ago. It is white on the reverse, so I lined the patch pocket with a scrap of lighter weight black jersey.
The pattern uses either in-seam pockets or patch pockets both sides, I’ve done one of each to emphasis the asymmetry. It needs buttons, but I don’t have any interesting black buttons large enough to look right. I’m happy with that pattern matching though!
We’re going into the city on Saturday to go to the Birmingham Food Fair, then a meal and off to the theatre to see Alan Carr. I should find ten minutes to pop inot the Rag Market to find buttons. What a treat of a day!