I have been sewing and sewing lots, a bit sick of it at the moment ... no not really just need to do something that doesn't have to be done... like something just for me, so yesterday I was on a mission.
Last week I bought myself some lovely wool tights something that I have kind of been looking for as an essential piece of winter wardrobe, then got home tried them on opened the cupboard and realised I don't have any winter skirts to wear with said winter tights all I have are trousers.
I am thinking of basic wrap around with a sheer overlay, looks fantastic in my head don't know if it will looks so good on the bod. So with this in mind I headed to DK's maybe the last remaining purely dress making fabric shop's in Adelaide (I don't count spotlight here). 20 years ago (oh god how old must I be) I use to make all my own clothes I worked in the city (DK had 2 stores then their Bridal store was in town) I use to stop by on my way home on a Friday and bring home the most amazing one of a kind fabric and make clothes on the weekend. One particular outfit was for my sister's wedding I had chosen a pattern that took 6m of fabric and I had fallen in love with a piece of fabric that was $150 /m in Lincraft. Way out of my budget and my comfort zone when it came to dressmaking. Walked into DK found the exact colour (which was what I was in love with and you can probably guess the colour) and made the whole dress for $30 and it looked like it cost $900.