Saturday, October 15, 2011

Not exactly a UFO ...


I cut this skirt out in the winter of 2009 but living in the subtropics, as I was, had no real reason to actually sew it up. Now that I'm in Tasmania, I may actually get to wear it. it's Vogue 8604 and I've made it several times now. I cut the size 12 straight from the packet without alteration, not even shortening it. The fabric was an op shop find that cost me $1.50 and is the most incredible quality wool that was a dream to sew.
I had intended to regale you all with the tales of my move to Tasmania, but so much has happened in such a short space of time and some of it I really don't want to re-live. I'm here now, my stuff is here and Molly arrives next Friday. Suffice it to say that moving interstate is tough, made worse when you add the deaths of five friends in the space of 7 weeks and when there is an ocean crossing involved, the degree of difficulty is further increased! I'm glad I made the move, though, unsettled as I am. I'm looking forward to actually being able to wear lovely clothes in summer, not to mention the plans I have for a new overcoat for next winter. Watch this space ...

8 comments:

Janine said...

well hopefully only things can improve from now on - 5 deaths is alot to deal with . I`m sure you are going to get alot of wear from your woollen skirt now - hope you like Tassie .

toy said...

wow, that is horrible, I knew you had people that past from your last posts but I didn't know how many, take care of yourself, I know this can be hard

Gail said...

I've missed your posts. I'm sorry that you've been going through a rough trot. Went to see "The Hunter" last night. Tasmania was the real star of the movie. Happy winter sewing...all year round.

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Hi Carol. So sorry for your losses.But I'm glad to see you're back. Love the skirt.

Sharon said...

Great skirt and I'm sure it will get a lot of wear. Oh wow you have had a rough trot, all the best for the new move.

kbenco said...

I am sorry you have been having such a tough time.
It is good to see you sewing again, wearing wool would be a nice change. You may even need a "summer jacket" (this idea seems so funny in the subtropics, but I still fancy one!)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I hope things are going a little better and you are settling in... Love the skirt!

Alex said...

samrx
Nice! I have a friend who have an petticoat like the one of the photo but the problem it's that her petticoat is yellow. She looks very weird when she wear it