But unlike kbenco, I have ample tea making supplies. I have sufficient food (human and dog) and my house is high and dry. Then there's the sewing. I had the good sense to stock up on all the threads and zips I might need for the SWAP garments I have cut out.
First up is BWOF 04-10-105 blouse (I think). I bought this cute chiffon at Fantazia Fabricland in Tweed Heads and I think it was a whole $5.99 a metre. I love the print and I love the colours, but I'm not in love with chiffon (you'll see more of this fabric). Suprisingly, however, I love this blouse.
The rules of SWAP say that each garment must have a new or unmastered skill. This blouse has several. First of all there is sewing with chiffon, then there is the rolled hem on the ruffles. Now I know how to use my overlocker properly, I had to find an excuse to roll a hem. I also underlined with butter coloured batiste (a piece I bought at op shop and it had the price $1 written on the corner in permanent marker) and I interfaced the collar with organza. Four new and unmastered things in one garment! Oh and I forgot the french seams!
This blouse is KS 3668, again with rolled hems on the ruffles. I didn't really want another ruffled blouse, but this fabric is so sheer and the ruffles make it acceptable in public. This fabric I think is voile, but feels a little coarser than some voiles I've used. I got it at the op shop for $1.50 and there was just enough to cut this blouse from. I used organza as interfacing on the collar and front plackets. I would have used french seams, but I forgot when I cut it out that this KS pattern only allows 1/4" seams. If I'd remembered that when I cut it out, I would have cut them wider.
As I don't know how long I will be flooded in, I may well get a whole SWAP sewn before I can get out again!