..on pain of death! I finished sewing buttons on while at work today- I was evicted from my classroom by another group, and took refuge in the staff kitchen with my 2 students taking mock papers. You can do that sort of thing in college lol!
So both shirt and jacket are now fully buttoned. Wifelet promised to give me a photo op this evening while the sun was shining, but she’s now passed out on the sofa in jammies and fluffy socks, so no chance tonight. You’ll have to be content with a pic of the completed shirt on its hanger, and the pics of her modelling her re-modelled bike jeans [the ones that hogged the sewing room all weekend]
The purple moleskin shirt is ready to go, and I still have the 2 steapunk bodices to assemble, and the denim jodhpurs that I cut out and then forgot in the throes of my SWAP frenzy. there’s a nice little pile of fabric waiting to be assigned to appropriate patterns [I want a pinstripe corset bodice] and I’ve just joined a sewalong on Facebook to make a shirtdress. I succumbed to the pattern a couple of weeks back, if you recall, and just found the perfect stash-mate for it. Remember this beauty from last summer? It’s a stretch brocade, printed with HUGE green cabbage roses. Just the job for Simplicity 8014. I can’t decide between the full skirt with waistline seam or the straighter one. Probably the straighter one I think… I haven’t had a shirt dress in ages!
**UPDATE** I joined the Facebook Sewalong as invited in a McCall’s newsletter, and then promptly had my picture removed and got slapped, for choosing a Simplicity pattern. Well, well, they could have said in the first place. Handbag time…**
Wifey also wants a utility kilt [did I mention that?] and I’d ordered some tech fabric from the wonderful Italian Textile Company on eBay, which arrived yesterday. We love it, but I have no idea if it will prove suitable, or hold a crease, or even if it’s possible to press it. It’s described thus:
A LUXURIOUS ROBUST DARK PEAT GREY SHOWER PROOF TECHNICAL FABRIC.
THIS IS A SPECIAL QUALITY MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR HUGO BOSS.
THE FABRIC IS A MEDIUM WEIGHT A SPECIAL COLOUR TONE CREATED FOR HUGO BOSS DESCRIBED AS A DARK PEAT GREY COLOUR TONE A GORGEOUS SUBTLE ORIGINAL TONE
JUST ONLY HOW THE ITALIANS KNOW HOW
DESCRIBED AS A ROBUST DENSE SUPER FINE SATIN PLAIN WEAVE
PRODUCED USING TWO FOLD YARN CREATING A GORGEOUS VOLUME WITH A SUPER SOFT TOUCH
WITH A BEAUTIFUL SOFT FLOWING DRAPE WITH DEEP FEEL. THIS SOFT TOUCH IS A SPECIAL MILL FINISH THAT PRODUCES A STUNNING TOUCH
WHICH IS PART OF THE TECHNICAL COMPOSITION
THE FACE SIDE A SUPER FINE GRAINING EFFECT WITH A SUBTLE FROSTED HAZE SATIN LOOK. THE RVERSE SIDE IS A PLAIN WEAVE IN THE SAME COLOUR TONE
It’s fab, and I’d say the description is spot on. I’ve found a couple of utility kilt tutorials, and will mock one up in calico very soon.
Right, stop distracting me, I have work to do!