Or the kitchen table at the moment:
I’ve started a pair of pyjamas for my husband, with one of the striped fabrics I bought on Sunday. I’m using the free pattern by Simplicity #0501. Of course, he thinks it’s too large at the hips and legs! This man is only ever wearing jeans so he probably forgot how it feels to have loose-fitting trousers of any kind. So I will be pinning the legs and thus creating a side seam where there wasn’t any. Atfer that we’ll work on the elasticated waist (I’m not using drawstring) and the hems.
When he tried the trousers on, he asked me « why aren’t the seams serged? », cheaky man! As he’d think I would finish my seams before he even tried them on!
I have received Tasia’s new Sewaholic pattern: the Cambie Dress. I’m still stunned by the rapidity of joint Canadian and French postal services on this one: posted on tuesday, arrived the next monday. When I think that a single letter can take up to 5 days to cross France, I’m amazed!
It means that I can start playing with the pattern right now! Yesterday I traced the pattern (I’m always worried of cutting a pattern, especially when they are expensive or hard to get), grading from a size 12 at the bust and waist to a size 16 at the hips. I’m planning to make a muslin to check the fit. I hope to be able to do that tonight, or maybe tomorrow as the pyjamas trousers are eagerly expected. Tomorrow is a bank holiday in France, it’s Ascension Day. I know, the month of May here is perfect for workers because there are so many bank holidays: 1st, 8th, 17th and 28th. The first two are « civil » and the others are Christian celebrations (Ascension and Pentecost). It means that in May I’ve only had one full week at work! wonderful! Plenty of time for sewing!