Sewing day. I bought New Look 6300 with two other patterns for the grand total of fifty cents recently at St Vincent de Paul in Hokitika and today I set about creating myself a new skirt with it. The pattern only goes to a 16 and so I added 3cm to each back piece and 6cm to the front. So far it has been successful. One useful thing about having a fat tummy is that fitting it does mean a straight or slightly a line skirt has plenty of room in it for walking. I'm unsuited to the constraints of a proper pencil skirt. I ditched the order of sewing suggested by the pattern instructions and measured the darts onto myself with pins in front of the mirror. I also changed it into a skirt which sits on the waist rather than below the waist. The blue corduroy comes from my late mother in law's stash and I suspect it was bought many years ago for FH or his brother. The paisley is a small piece which took my fancy in the Sallies last year.
Simplicity 1945 crossover top again
Saturday 28 April
Breakfast: poached eggs, cooked by FH.
Lunch: picnic salami/hummous/crackers/apples/carrots eaten in the car between Brighid's league game and Fionn and FH's martial arts grading. Fionn helped me assemble it.
Tea: bangers and mash and veg cooked by FH.