In attempting to do ALL the challenges in one fortnight I’m having to be at least a teeny, tiny bit practical about some of my projects, which means not everything will be as elaborate as the Greek Key dress.
Besides, one of the challenges was Starting Simple!
So, a simple item: little silk tap pants:
So what challenges do the tap pants cover?
They aren’t quite as a multi-challenge as the Greek Key frock, but they get a few checked off the list:
#0 (the bonus challenge): Starting Simple – Such a simple practical garment
#3: Under it all — They are going to go under ALL my summer frocks!
And oh, look, they could also count for:
#25: One Metre — 80cm of silk? I’m in!
And I’m feeling excessively celebratory about the Greek Key frock, so I guess I am doing all 26!
I wanted to photograph them on Fanny, but I had a brain blip and forgot to press them before I put them on her. Oops!
Fabric: 80cm of stretch silk @$12 per metre (on sale)
Pattern: my own
Year: late ’20s-1938
Notions: Thread, hooks and loops, domes (stash).
How historically accurate is it? The construction and pattern are perfectly accurate, the lycra content, not so much. Say 80%
Hours to complete: 2 – super fast and easy
First worn: Not yet, but as soon as Wellington gets warm again (we’re having an cold spell after the weekends gloriousness) I’ll be pulling them out.
Total cost: $10
And I realise that this is pretty much the most boring post I’ve ever written, and that just won’t do.
The solution to all boringness is, of course, Felicity. She certainly keeps my life interesting!
I do most of my hand-sewing sitting on the couch. Half the time Felicity demands to be on my lap, on or under my hand-sewing. The other half of the time, she sits on the broad, sloping back of the couch, like so:
She likes to sit just so that her paws can reach down and touch my shoulder as I sew. She sits there and rests her paws on my shoulder, and falls asleep, safe in the knowledge that her person is right there. I literally sew under the paw of my cat!
It’s pretty much the most adorable thing ever.
Sadly, she’s so far refused to do it for the camera. I’ll keep trying to capture it though!