I managed to get some sewing done while I was off sick. I want to make this clear: most of the time I spent lying down, napping off nausea, and being generally quite gross. There was, however, a small bit of time where I could not stand without ouch but I could competently sit up. Which isn't something I've been proud of since I was an infant. I was also a worrying mix of stir crazy and sleep deprived which made me courageous enough to cut into the lovely Liberty print I've been hoarding for a year now.
|The fabric of champions: Liberty Print fabric brooch|
I agonized for about an hour deciding what fabric I want. Should I buy some trimmings as well, what about a book? Okay just the purple and chocolate brown ribbon, looks like a dairy milk. So this fabric? Do I take it to be cut? Am I allowed to touch it? What do I do? [Anyone else get fabric shop anxiety or is it just me?]
|and a scarf...|
It took me a long time to work up the courage for that one and a half meters so I knew whatever I was going to make from it had to be awesome and wearable and that I should use every last scrap. Sometime last year I settled on a dirndl and last week I finally did the maths. Today I wore her for the first time.
Verdict? I love the fabric, I love the drape. My gathers could have been more even, I don't know what I was thinking when I decided my waist was that big but I'm in no rush to take it in. I hand stitched the hem and zip in place for a neat finish and because I could do that lying down. It added a couple of hours of work but the neat finish can not be denied. Although possibly ruined by my slightly wonky top stitching on the waist band. I can fix the faults if they start to bug me but right now I'm enjoying wearing it as is. I imagine it will creep into my wardrobe often.
|But most importantly: my drindl|
|Fabric detail. Also my hem, so proud of those stitches!|