The Liberty fabric was a bargain, 3 1/2metres bought last June for £30. Trust me that is a bargain for Liberty. There was mention of a tea dress, but all those button holes. I did make myself a tea dress eons ago, but that was for me, not inflicted on somebody else.
We decided on a flippy skirt with two tiny front loose pleats. We used a Simplicity pattern 1282. There are some lovely patterns online, but we couldn't wait. We bought local, we were in such an excited rush to make this. It was cut out and the side seams sewn, oh ages ago. And then it was set to the side. There was a #behemoth to sew. I didn't like the waistband on the skirt. It was a weird double waistband, a sort of two storey type of thing. It also needed lined. The months ticked past and it was mentioned in despatches recently it might be nice to have it for the summer. Might indeed.
This week it was resurrected. I actually saw a sew along I thought I could manage for a top for myself. There is just about enough fabric left. Even I, who starts so many things, thought it was a bit of a nerve to consider starting to use the "rest of the fabric" whilst the "thing" was unfinished.
The weather had broken this week so I got stuck in. Inserted the zip, put the waistband on and hemmed the skirt and lining. All finished Friday night for link up on Saturday morning after I take some photos. Unfortunately the photos will not be modelled. Too much of a rush for that amount of organisation. Photos will be artistically pegged on to the peas and beans. For now.
Its actually quite difficult to take photos of a skirt without wearing it. It wouldn't fit me. It wouldn't fit him, just as well. He did agree to be the skirt holder upper though. Back and front.
I told him he was great, he said he was longsuffering. Its the little things that hold a couple together!
Interestingly my maternal grandmother was trained as a classical tailor. She learned to make her first suit sitting crosslegged. She and her cousin were taken on as apprentices by an elderly Jewish gentleman. A real gentleman, by all reports. My other granny made all my clothes as a child, she was more a home dressmaker. It has given me a real buzz to finish this.
Well, that is my lot. The remaining items on my Finish A Long list,
The Liberty EPP will wait for another time, it is my life long project anyway.
The economy squares will well be finished by the end of the year.
The grey and purple houndstooth quilt is the next finish.
That's the plan anyway.
linking up with Judith of Just Jude Designs