Finished – hoorah! And I wore them solidly all weekend. You will see here that I tried to style them as per the pattern art work. A little hat-tip to my girl Liza Mae.
(I’ve taken to buying jars of buttons from op-shops whenever I see them at a reasonable price. And it pays off!)
There’s very little to say here, but brief notes follow.
- I made my standard addition of 0.5cm at the right hip – in this case on the umpire waistband – to accommodate my higher right hip.
- I added a few inches to the leg length just in case after holding the pattern piece up against my body. A good call, as I used all that length.
- Because I was using smaller buttons I put 7 on the side rather than 5. Bonus is these are so slouchy I only have to undo 3 plus the left hand strap. #winning
Don’t look too closely at:
- I did the buttonholes first and forgot to consider the width of the straps, so the buttons on the bib are a little head-light-esque.
- I’m going to buy an overlocker this year. And it’s when I sew with fabric like linen I wish I already had one.
Overall (pun 100% intended) I’m happy with these. For hot, blowy summer days when my legs are hairy (most days FYI, not sorry for the overshare at all 😉 ) these are exactly the kind of thing I want to be wearing.
- Blue singlet and red espadrilles – second hand, same op-shop, different day
- Necklace – a gift
In other news:
I’ve been thinking a bit about this quote:
“Remember sitting in history, thinking: ‘If I was alive then, I would’ve…’ You’re alive now. Whatever you’re doing is what you would’ve done.” – David Slack
What I’m doing is creating. But I’m not sure that’s of much use to the world in it’s current state. Thoughts?