…have those days where you have all the best intentions but get absolutely nothing done?
OK, so I exaggerate a bit – I did finally clean the bathroom…
I had planned to possibly finish my Belcarra today, toilé and all. But as you can probably guess, that hasn’t quite happened. I got my fabric out last week only to discover that instead of the 2 metres I thought I had, there was just 1. Disaster! Thankfully it’s 150 cm wide so I can just about squeeze the pattern on with no cuffs, but I will have to piece the neck binding so I’m hopeful it won’t be too obvious. I laid it out on the fabric – the pattern has 1.5 cm seam allowance included, which does make wiggling the pieces a lot more simple! Lesson learned – buy more fabric! Excellent plan.
My aim for Sunday was to get the pattern pieces traced onto more robust paper before running up a quick toilé in some polyester lining to check fit, before zooming straight onto cutting my proper fabric. Ambitious for a Sunday afternoon when you’re several years out of practice? I think not! (OK maybe a little bit). But boring everyday tasks seemed to get in the way and it was almost 4 pm by the time I actually got started. I then made the ‘wise’ decision to put on Steel Magnolias and before I knew it the film was over and I’d only managed to trace the pattern. All in all, not quite the Sunday I had planned!
I plan on cutting a toilé in some polyester lining tomorrow night, but I do need to find some better material to use for this – I’m running out of horrible fabric to use! What do you all use for making your muslins?
Will fill you guys in as and when – current concerns are that it’s going to be too big! I’ve traced a straight size 14 based on measurements but it looks massive! What fit issues have you guys had, if any?
In other news, I found this poly-cotton blend in my stash and I think I have enough for the lining – what do you think of this combination for my By Hand London Victoria? Is it too much? I just don’t know!
No Belcarra for me tonight – I am planning a secret make for someone which I will share once the lucky recipient has got it… More on that later!