I've had a manic weekend. Friday night was spent finishing the most rubbish essay of my university history (and the MOST stressful one ever to do!) and submitting it.
Yesterday I spent all day with my aunt on her overlocker and sewing machine sewing more of my handmade wardrobe. We had a bit of a production line going - me cutting out patterns and fabric and overlocking ( OH! I need an overlocker - so much easier and faster and a much more professional finish than the old zigzag!) - and her doing lots of the sewing! I am beyond thrilled with the 4 items we finished yesterday!
The shorts were tricky - yep - waaaaay past my knowledge level - in fact she ended up ditching and changing the pattern part way through! I'm lucky as Auntie Rayma spent years and years sewing for top New Zealand labels and commercial sewing/own clients/wedding dresses etc! She is FAST! I would have finished a dart or something and she'd have half the garment finished in the same time!
These are the skirt and short patterns (dress pattern at aunts.)
The skirt fabric was purchased from Spotlight - the italian wool fabric for the dress and shorts from Drapers Fabrics in Newmarket. I'm pretty happy with about a $100 outlay for four new wardrobe items! Not sure I can really go and buy clothing anymore from clothing shops!
Another skirt and dress all cut out and ready to go.... weeee - on a roll!