rescued red rayon
why such a pocket?
weight pulls everything apart
Not exactly the right colour for St. Patrick’s Day, but I was delighted a few days ago to get this out, washed, and finally wearable, albeit just around the house.
Bought at a charity shop several years ago, it bleeds profusely in the wash, and is probably an older rayon, but it’s a nice rayon that can be worn loosely over other things, and is great for around the house.
The only “but” is the silly pocket someone stuck on the front. It’s so heavy it pulls everything out of line. Short of doing a lot of tricky unpicking, which I’m disinclined to do, it isn’t too fixable. What do you all think, Lovely & Discerning Fellow Sewers???
Only thing I can think of is to cut off the pocket bag and straight stitch around that opening, making it more of a design element. I hope.
What else did I do to this? Free-cut off a badly ripped cuff on one side, leaving the cutout areas where the closing used to be, and rounded off the bottom hem. Nothing bears too close scrutiny, so it’s definitely not for “special” wear! It’s good to have one less thing on the mend pile, and another topper in the closet.
As you can see, I found a bit of Cadbury from across the pond at Target, as suggested by transplant Natalie, of Sunday Sevens.
Can’t say how true the flavour is to the ‘real” version, but can say it’s definitely much creamier than any U.S. chocolate I ever ate. Wish they’d had other varieties to try.
Just as I get this topper wearable again, record-breaking high temps arrive. Did I ever mention how much I don’t like heat & humidity? Oh. Harumph.
curtain & matching table topper
A good reason for lying (laying?) low, and not doing much until after nightfall. But the second Brody mystery came in, so I can be “passively active.”
Considering all the ironing I did before it got so hot I can be lazy & still feel virtuous. hehehehee!
When I sew up a curtain, I prefer as simple a style as possible, and today’s newly hung version is no exception. Unlined at the moment, it will probably get lining, and might even be hung by clip-on rings. Will decide after living with this a bit.
I keep curtains for years, and sometimes re-use them for different things. The simpler the style, the easier it is to re-use elsewhere. After all, a stored curtain is stashed fabric. 😉