Saturday, January 9, 2010
On Tuesday morning my order arrived from Tessuti Fabrics. Within half an hour I had washed and hung the fabric on the line.
And half an hour after that, owing to the heat and the lack of humidity, the fabric was dry. A few hours later, I had made another skirt, my fourth.
I wore it today for the first time and got a lot of compliments, including from a random lady at the swimming pool. Unfortunately (and for some unknown reason - I used the same Butterick 6841 pattern I used for skirts 2 and 3) it is a bit (a lot) big for me, so I'll be looking at either taking the darts in and replacing the waistband, or, owing to this little detail near the bottom region, switching the back around and remaking it.
(Arms coming out my butt. Nice. I only wish I had paid more attention when cutting the pattern out. Nevertheless, it has provided a great deal of hilarity from the Mister and my friends at the Queanbeyan Stitch and Bitch.)
The fabric is pretty awesome. When I saw it, I couldn't help myself and put it straight in the shopping cart. It's an Alexander Henry patchwork fabric and makes this feminist sewist laugh. A lot.
And laughing can only be a good thing (except when you're drinking a cup of tea and it comes out your nose).