We have had so much rain that the surface water is not draining from the fields and I have been driving through floods to get to work.
|It is just like spirograph really...|
This unnecessary level of mechanical detail might begin to explain my lack of blogging or sewing energy. That and the hovering flu-like symptoms which kept boiling up and then simmering down again all week. There was no possibility of me making sense of the Peggy skirt pattern.
Knitting has been far more appealing.
|eetle ottle black bottle eetle ottle out...|
|screenshot showing the correct lines for size 8 in red|
I also decided to use a thinner dotty cotton for the pocket facings and to line the belt tabs.
I made the tabs first, to practice with my new "denim" machine needle. I bought this after reading Jane's post on sewing denim and I am so glad I did - it slides through the fabric like a hot knife through butter.
The sewing is going OK. But I would definitely say this pattern was more of an "intermediate" than "beginner" level. I have had to stop and think a few times despite having made a similar pocket in the past.
Hopefully I will get it finished next weekend.
But there's no rush :)