Where has the week gone?
The Girl has gone home to London and tomorrow I am back at work.
She is doing fine. More than fine - she is happy! She has friends, she likes College and is able to be herself there, and they are working her hard at subjects she enjoys. I could not wish for anything more, other than to be 16 again myself. But no, actually, once is enough.
Back to my sewing machine.
Today I made a start on my mustard cord skirt.
As the pattern is old, but not vintage, I can't find many reviews of it online. Its strongest claim to fame seems to be as a recommended pattern for sewing Hogwarts Uniform cosplay skirts.
As you can imagine, there is a lot of bulk where the flaps and the pleats hit the waistband, but I am going to grade the layers with severity and hope that all will be well. It is definitely a better plan than trying to use the fabric to make another Kelly skirt.
There is a strong current of anti-mustard feeling in my family. FL thought I was cutting up the dog's bedding when he saw me laying out the pieces. The Girl said nothing, but her eyebrows are very expressive.