Well that took three days longer than expected/hoped, but it’s done. Unless I decide it needs more soutache around the button area…you can tell me later!
The buttonholes were a cinch, so easy and fast I was almost disappointed and could have carried on making buttonholes all over the thing.
I had to do a little more inside work first however, as the front hemline ‘points’ weren’t playing nicely. I sewed some coutil scraps inside to fix it. Seems to have worked. Buttons were boring but not too painful, and I cheered, thinking I’d finished. But no, I’d forgotten those ruddy sleeve linings. Sigh. Another job, but eventually it was done. I scurrued off to get presentable, and …well, take a look.
SO HAPPY! And get me in the pith helmet, wielding the crop. Squeeeeee!
IT WORKS WITH THE PACK #1 SKIRT TOO! Woohoo!
Right, now I get to crack on with the [maybe] last garment of the SWAP: the purple tail bodice. I think my final piece will probably be a re-make of an existing black skirt, as it’s never been QUITE right.