This time last week I was on top of the world. Well, not quite. I was at the top of the Wrekin. The view was worth the climb. Beautiful Shropshire all around. A contender for #7 in the 2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt: a rural landscape.
I’m back home now, after a 325 mile round trip to spend a couple of days with an old college friend and his lovely family. This is what was on my kitchen table yesterday afternoon. All the pieces cut and marked for a skirt.
I bought this stretch denim a while ago, because I loved the purplish colour of it. Once washed, it ended up with weird lines all over it and, despite throwing it back in the wash again and ironing it to death, they won’t disappear. It was removed from the machine promptly and hung straight on the line so not sure why it happened.
Getting momentarily distracted by children, while doing that ironing, resulted in this. Oops! This is the wrong side, which is more of a magenta colour, showing the stretch thread. I was ironing on the right (more cottony) side and kept the iron still a little too long. I did think about using this as the right side, but I’m not so keen on the colour and I don’t like the slightly synthetic appearance.
I managed to avoid the worst of the lines (and the scorch mark!) when cutting out the pieces, but I’m not sure how well it will wash and wear. We’ll see. In a way it’s a good thing, because I’m not worried about messing it up, when I put the skirt together now. I’ll look on it as a trial run.
Just got to master those pesky zips. More on that subject on Friday, when I share what I made from the pieces I was cutting out a couple of Wednesdays ago. For now, it’s over to Julia’s place, to see what everyone else has been up to.