In the time I’ve taken off from the jacket because I’m afraid of messing it up at the very last stages, I came across something new to me: Love at First Stitch and Tilly and the Buttons. I’ve also learned how to trace a pattern, which is pretty much mandatory if you want to use any of the patterns that come with the book.
Between tracing and altering the pattern, I felt like a pro (no real illusions there). I skipped right over the PJs and went for the Delphine skirt. Luckily for me, it turns out it’s fairly easy and goof-proof, with the exception of the invisible zipper, the teeth of which I managed to stitch over. I made it in linen and should have lined it.
If you’ve ever wondered what a short skirt made in the largest regular size looks like for a person who is 5’0″, now you know. Not right is the answer. And it’s barely above my knees. Go ahead, Google “Delphine skirt” to see what they’re supposed to look like. Fortunately, it looks better on me than on the hanger,
Hopefully, next time will be all about how I finally finished the improbable jacket.