I recently made five different garments in black. I don’t really like black, it does nothing for me. It is a pain to sew because it is so dark and you can’t see anything. Happily mistakes are also hard to see.
So why so many black things? I have recently increased my hours with my employer, and they’ve introduced a uniform top. The bottom is a black skirt or trousers. I need three pairs of trousers and have so far made two. The job involves lots of sitting with occasional standing and walking around. StyleArc Barbs (much modified) in black stretchy bengaline, and we’re done.
Miss 12 and Miss 17 needed new skating pants. Out came the Cake leggings template for Miss 17 and Jalie 2215 for Miss 12. Nice merino terry for them.
The fifth garment was a skirt for Miss 12 for the high school concerts. I made one for Miss now 17 when she started high school. She still wears it. Miss 12 wanted something that flared, had a yoke and just below knee length. I drafted that skirt myself.
I need something colourful for the next few garments.
A tshirt and shorts. All about them in the next post.