So good she sewed it twice.
You know the routine by now. I like a pattern, I make a pattern, I make it again … ad infinitum until one of us gets bored.
This wool mix fabric was dear by Walthamstow standards, £4 a metre. Because it’s wool, the second version of the Woman’s Realm skirt really did demand a lining. And what a lining!
Love it. Love it, love it, love it.
The ribbon was rescued from a Links present a couple of years ago and has been sitting around all that time, just waiting to be paired with some fabulous red satin lining. (How many ribbons did you save this Christmas?) Hand sewing the hem and zipper lining was my treat as I watched Dr Who yesterday. I photographed the finished skirt this lunchtime, using one of my Christmas presents:
My new Gorillapod
Who would have thought that something named after a hairy primate could replace my boyfriend! With this and the tripod my sister has promised to give me (an old, discarded one of hers) I may well be on my way to abandoning the call of the blogger:
‘Take my photo, pleeeaassssse!’
The Gorillapod works fabulously with this little hand held camera, but our heavy SLR camera is too … well, heavy.
Don’t worry. Yesterday wasn’t all about sewing. Here’s my boyfriend dishing up Christmas dinner:
In the evening, I walked up the street to my friend’s house to play Christmas games including a round of ‘Who am I?’. Someone taped ‘Marquis de Sade’ to my forehead, and expected me to guess. Like I was EVER going to get that. Still, you should have heard some of the clues for the woman who was ‘Mel Gibson’. Bearing in mind his off-screen behaviour over recent years… Mel, your ears must have really been burning.