We have had a ‘cold snap’ followed by rain. It’s gotten down to 2 degrees at night which is our version of an Arctic experience. So no Sewaholic Cambie View B pictures just yet. It should be sunny this weekend (touch wood) so photos then.
So what to do with no pictures to post? I decided to indulge my new Sewaholic addiction and tackle View A, the a-line skirt version straight away.
My original plan was to make it up in the same print (but on a black background) as my View B. It would have been a perfect balanced post. However I decided not to sacrifice myself to the blog gods just yet and picked another fabric from the stash instead.
On my ironing table is another rose print, more modern, in a black cotton sateen.
I love cotton sateen. It’s so ‘obedient’. It does not giggle or wiggle as you pin, stitch and iron. It just submits to the stitch.
Its also very forgiving. If you eat a little too much lunch, it stretches without complaint. It’s like a lovely neighbour who collects your mail, tells you look fabulous when you get a new haircut, makes you chicken soup when you are ill and takes in your washing when it starts to rain.
To further my Sewaholic addiction I ordered Thurlow and Pendrell tonight. I think Pendrell might be the perfect work top for me. I sense a flood of Thurlows will soon swamp blogland because any stitcher who has experienced the perfect Sewaholic fit knows this could be the perfect shorts/pants pattern… as soon as I hear they had landed in Australia I ordered mine from Sew Squirrel! I think they think I’m nuts but I’m OK with that :-)’