Late last week and for some of the weekend the back stairs which lead to the sewing room looked like this:
When this happens I sometimes feel a little cut off and isolated upstairs, it doesn't make me a happy sewer when I look out and getting to the sewing machine means getting wet in the bargain.
|"Curtains?" I hear you say. See those wrinkles? That's where I picked off the curtain tape.|
The summer feeling is definitely fading away here. A massive pile of gifted cotton fabric (aka Mum's curtains) was calling me to divert from all other sewing projects and make us a new doona cover to snuggle under. Ten dollars worth of plain white quilters cotton was all I needed to bring the width of the fabric to queen size (roughly 190cm x 190cm), then I hemmed the bottom edge (where the doona goes in), and sewed it all together leaving a 1m opening for, well, where the doona goes in.
I am getting quite good with the handmade doona covers, I made one here a few years ago, and here for my eldest boy.
Oh, and I did make some progress on my new dress too. I'm loving the colour, but where is the sunny weather to wear it??