It's surprising how efficient one can be when one is procrastinating.
So I finished Skirt #1 last night. And waited till daylight today to hand-hem it. There were some fit issues, because I was (cough) lazy and insisted on using a 4-year-old skirt sloper. Bad LiEr. Not helped by a side zipper, which makes symmetrical adjustments not very feasible. Ah, well.
It does fit, though. And I tried to get those lines to meet at the seam. I really did... and then I sighed and surrendered. Regardless, I'm not letting Mum see this skirt.
I don't think I've ever sewn with wool before (Singapore's 99% humidity+90F weather+wool = daft). Feels like the marriage of felt and burlap. I was itchy throughout, and sneezing. Maybe I'm allergic to wool. Or sheep. Is wool from sheep? Or hedgehogs? This one feels like hedgehogs. Incidentally, I once made myself burlap skirts. This was during my Anti-Prettyfabric teenage phase. I carried camouflage stuff and wore batik and burlap clothes. Making this skirt made me feel all nostalgic.
I always line my skirts if I can - like if I don't have to pack the children in the car just to go to the fabric store to buy coordinating lining - simply because clothes fall so much better when lined. This time, it was more a necessity than for convenience, because the wool was so very scratchy. Very standard lining method- around the invisible zipper and waistline and hanging loose at the hem, with handsewn anchors in the SA to hold it down when worn.
And wool doesn't seem to iron very well, does it? I mean, these photos were taken AFTER ironing, and there are still creases everywhere.
Now I have to figure out whether to start on Skirt #2 (and redraft the idiotic sloper) or start on the kids' costumes.
Or... hey! Let's bake cookies! I feel like baking cookies.
P.S. I checked the costume fabrics in the washer for their pre-wash. I declare that it counts as Having Made Progress.