So, Friday night… between 6 of us, we managed to dish up a 3 course Christmas meal to 27 teenagers! Challenge accepted. I was waitressing and in charge of decorations – I made paper stars using this technique, and placecards. (Unfortunately the action was too fast-paced for any snaps, but there is one star that I salvaged in the pictures below). We hit the pub when it was all over, and almost fell asleep over celebratory pints…
But – did I get the skirt finished?
Um, it wasn’t hemmed, wasn’t finished on the seams, and the waistband was held together by a safety pin. No-one noticed, and I scored about 5 compliments from the retro-minded kids…yay!
I bought this fabric about 9 months ago – just can’t resist Alice-in-Wonderland things (when it comes out cool like this, not the tacky stuff). But it was only about a week ago that I settled on a circle skirt, using Casey’s sewalong. Should’ve been a relatively quick project, except I got the measuring wrong somewhere and ended up with a massive waist circumference… I know, I know, it’s all about the measuring (hangs head in shame). I was punished by the non-hemming and safety-pinning, ok?
Just as well I bought a petticoat off eBay instead of trying to make that as well! The last time I remember wearing a petticoat I was 6, it was my birthday, and I had a gorgeous flowery blue, yellow and pink dress. It’s only taken nearly 20 years to get back in one – but oh, it’s so lovely. That swish-swish-swishing around… it’s like dressing up as a fairy, except no-one knows and assumes you’re cool and retro instead. Yes! It can’t be just me…?