A Bedtime Story
Once upon a time, Cinderella was invited to a party... but she didn't have a thing to wear.
So she rummaged in the suitcase under her bed and dug out 1.5 metres of white dobby dot cotton and 2 metres of reproduction Horrockses print cotton from the V&A shop and set to work.
She took the pattern in by a total of four inches and faced the neck and sleeves with plain white bias binding.
Then she used a Japanese pattern book (ISBN4-579-11053-6) to trace a pair of simple trousers.
The Horrockses cotton was a printed stripe rather than a woven one and she was very glad she hadn't paid full price for it as the stripes didn't follow the grain of the fabric and were the very devil to match up.
She used French seams for the trousers as the fabric was fraying badly.
She really liked the instructions for inserting the drawstring, using buttonholes at the front waist. She put a short piece of elastic at the back of the fabric drawstring to give her trousers a bit of grip at the waist.
"If I attach the lamp to the top of my head I will have plenty of light to read in bed. "
Cinderella was reading "The Understudy" by David Nicholls. He also wrote "One Day", a favourite book of her sewing-blog-friend Karen.
"Karen! I almost forgot!" shrieked Cinders. "She invited me to a PARTY! And here I am reading a book in bed?!"
Anyone up for a pillow fight?