Hubby bought a packet and now can't find them!!
Yesterday, I spontaneously purchased a pattern from the local fabric shop, Simplicity 3559. And, 2M of a natural coloured linen fabric.
I sat and stared at the instruction packet for a good half hour before gaining courage to actually open up the pattern and take out those delicate paper pieces. I read, and re-read time after time after time the instructions.
What to do first. Do I trace the pieces onto dressmakers paper? Do I mark with a felt tip the size line I'll be following? Do I allow for seams or are seam allowances included? ... I don't know.
I bit the bullet and cut the size 14. To be honest, I don't even know why I cut the 14, because I'm a UK12 and I think sizes are US. I will admit that the nice lady in the shop told me to go with measurements and not dress size. But, when working with measurements I ended up with a size 12 bust, size 20 waist and a size 14 hip!!.
I know I've put on a few lbs, a Jelly Baby here and there, but I know my dress size hasn't altered that much! However, its the size 14 that is all pinned and ready to cut, I guess I can always take it in if necessary.
In other news
The Nosh says two news words: Shoes and Juice... arrrhhhhh, such a cutie.
My clever Bubela had a fabulous school report. Can you tell I'm a proud mummy of two wonderful boys.
School breaks up tomorrow! So much planned so keep an eye on my weekly photos of the Bubela and Nosh.
... whats Hubby up to??