What an eventful few days. Finding out Monday I leave on holiday on Thursday for a couple of weeks. (WEEKS without my machine? Dear oh dear - but on the bright side, there's plenty of fabric stores where I'm going, so I'll have to keep this blog filled with stash additions instead of sewing lol)
I finished my skirt, in the end I didn't use a Simplicity pattern, but a skirt from Buda 01-2010. With a few changes.
I didn't use their waistband, just added a stretch knit version of my own (fab idea, it's comfy! lol)
Didn't add in pockets like the pattern says. And I added 4" on to the CF and CB since the burda size wasn't my size. I ended up taking it in 5 inches, so at least I know that particular burda pattern should fit straight off.
Love how the skirt looks on. With heels, and with boots! Will be fantastic for my "Auckland" wardrobe.
And today, I thought I'd get my great aunty's sewing machine out, and test it to see if it went, so I could sell it to a girlfriend who's just started sewing. The wee Elna Contessa was left to me when I was 10, almost brand new. It went like a dream, btu when I got more serious about sewing, I upgraded.
So while testing it, it went like a wee ripper as always. Stitched beautifully. The friend and I were sitting there talking about it, when all of a sudden BANG!
Well I just about jumped out of my skin, let out a few words(Bazinga would've been the most appropriate!) and ran outside, carrying said machine which was billowing with smoke!
What a laugh it gave us - afterwards.
I think that machine, is going to go the sewing machine graveyard!
So I'm leaving, on a jet plane... ok not quite, in a Beech 1900D. But that just doesn't sound right when you sing it. ;)