I am glad to report that some sewing action has taken place this week, although I’ll happily admit that productivity plummeted to an all-time low because of domestic shenanigans.
I cut out the rose print fabric! I was extremely anxious and very careful about the pinning out. I’m glad I took great care, because there isn’t anything left out of six metres that could be used for a spare pattern piece. I’d better sew just as carefully. No second chance saloon here.
In theory, I should have pinned out all my pieces to check that I had enough fabric before cutting. But seriously. How many of us have the space to lay out six metres of cotton at once? I tend to pin, cut then shift the fabric along my table to move on to the next batch. I just have to hold my breath and hope. It occurred to me that someone in a cramped flat would really struggle to make a dress using this much fabric.
After so much prep, it’s a relief to actually be cracking on. Except I won’t be able to crack on properly for the next seven days. (Jeez!) I’m going away. Can I lug a sewing machine onto a train? My deadline is creeping ever closer…