oh, hello muffins. it was an exhausting weekend, was it not? and a rainy monday to boot. only one thing to cure that kind of blue.
a little red, a little white, a little tea, a little pj set you salvaged from the train wreck that was last week's sew weekly britannia challenge.
someone thought she was cute and tried to repeat her two hour dress trick in the precious few minutes of sewing on friday. but haste makes waste, n'est-ce pas? that same someone forgot she used stretch jersey on her little two hour diddy, and cut cotton voile and silk out of the very same pattern without adding in the fact that those materials DO. NOT. STRETCH.
let's just sat that didn't work out.
enter several yards of stretch lace and expensive silk, and my rule britannia pj set was born. grosgrain's free pattern month aided and abetted, with gertie's half slip tutorial for the bottom, along with my bastardized azalea pattern for the top. and a little sambuca for the tea.
okay, maybe a lot.
what do you call that panel addition to the side seams (besides last ditch effort)? are they gussets? whatever they are, there was no way i was wasting an invisible zip on this, so in they went.
this is the most expensive thing i've sewn to date. it's a good thing i'll be the only one who ever sees it in real life.
fabric: cotton voile ($5/yd), silk ($15/yd)
year: now baby
notions: lace, elastic, 3 broken needles ($8)
time to complete: too frigging long.
first worn: this evening
wear again: whatever.
total cost: $28. also known as highway robbery.
now take my monday blues advice and go get yourself a stiff one. of either kind. and be sure to rest those peepers, they're the only ones you've got!