Recent stash-busting activity has left me with very little office-appropriate fabric to play with. I have the ingredients for a black skirt and a grey skirt and possibly a leftover-plum-wool skirt, but that's about it.
So I decided that it was about time I made some minor investments: a Re-Stash, if you like!
|Tops by Anna McClurg, $130 each - beautiful!|
Of course, I am not terribly good at "understated" so the plan... mutated.
My splurge involved 1950's strawberries, Snow White's apples, Cosmic Blue, rainbow stripes... and sober white.
Note that last one: sober white.
See? I can do it when I try!
It is the same size and from the same era as my Raindrops on Roses top, so I am hoping that it fits as well.
I had earmarked the rainbow-striped cotton for my first attempt, but it turned out to be much narrower than I thought and I can't squeeze a blouse out of my single metre, not even with a plain white collar. So I am back to the drawing board.
Yay! I finally bought myself a proper solid, beech wood ironing board :)
It is incredibly sturdy and ominously heavy. I still have to perfect the art of putting it up without falling over under its weight.
Tonight I made use of that lovely smooth wooden surface to lay out my fabric and play with my pattern pieces. Very satisfying, if unproductive.
Maybe my first job should be to make an ironing board cover. What a shame there isn't enough of the rainbow striped cotton!