As regular readers will remember, I am a sucker for leftover fabric. I hate wasting it. So instead of being a sensible and practical person and getting cracking with the needed (but in contrast not very exciting) pile of ready to be sewn up knickers I’ve side tracked.
Remember that slip I recently made with the silk/cotton polka dots? well, it’s now finally all gone. To a good cause I hasten to add. It will now be spending its nights doing a very important job. Keeping sensitive skin soothed and comfortable. This outfit (Newlook 6170) is for a child with eczema. To take this in to account everything has had the french seam finish treatment and I have top stitched the crotch seam down flat. It has taken a little while longer than usual to do because of this.
I have also learned the perils of cutting out fabric late at night. Proudly considering the pile of pieces ready to be sewn up my eye alighted on the notches for the arm holes. One problem. No sleeves cut out. Which meant I had to go and buy MORE fabric after trying to get rid of existing fabric! Habotai silk (which I made the sleeves out of) remains an unhelpfully flighty fabric. I will continue to steer clear of it for any large projects.
A few minor alterations. Top stitching added for decoration. Made a size three (one size up than required) so she can grow in it. Added elastic at the bottom of the trouser hems so she wont trip. Folded bias binding instead of turning over as instructed for a neater finish.