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 ...