Having abandoned the dress I decided to make something simple to make myself feel better so following this tutorial I make an elasticised high waisted skirt. The beige fabric I used had been left over from the curtains in my mothers room. I didn’t get a chance to finish it and won’t be able to until our new iron is delivered on Monday. Trying to sew seams and hems is a big no no without an iron. I also caught up with my personal diary writing which I had got very behind on, still needing to write about events that occurred in August. I like my days off, I won’t want to go back to work on Monday. Yet when I was unemployed I wasted my days watching DVDs.
Okay, time for pictures…
The 1950's dress I'm sewing in it's current state.
Elasticated skirt, I still need to hem it and I've got some gold buttons to add to the waist band.
Here I changed into a cream top to give a better view of the black elastic waist band. I have also pinned up the hem at the front to give an idea of what it should look like when it's finished. I was however intercepted by my mother when checking it out in the only full length mirror in the house (which happens to be in her room) and we agreed I should make it about an inch shorter than shown here, apparently it balances out the fullness better. See also that I still have bruised knees!