Monday, 28 January 2013
Burda 08-2011-130 shorts repeat, flood report and stash confession
Thank you to the people who sent me emails and left comments about our possible dampness. We are just fine, having a house well above flood level and being quite used to floods in this area (The media are reporting "Highest flood" rubbish, leading to panic amongst relatives, but really, this is not the highest flood for our region even in the 14 and a bit years we have been living here! It was a bit of a surprise to have 76 hours of heavy rain after 3 months without a drop, but we are dry other than a little seepage directly from the heavy rain driving under the doors, have plenty of milk (so far) and my son is thrilled to be starting his school year, tomorrow, with a day off. I wish I could use that excuse too ;)
Above is my daughter modelling her new shorts in front of the cross street at the bottom of our hill, where there is usually a tiny creek running under the road.
Our main river is 20m above its normal level, which cuts us off from all other towns in all directions, but most of the residents live on high ground.
These shorts are the same pattern as the ones I posted yesterday, Burda Style 08-2011-130, again in stretch cotton denim, this time the fabric is from Gardams, Indooropilly, purchased June 2012, specifically for a pleated skirt. ;)
I noticed when I was in Brisbane a week or so ago that Gardams has now closed at this location. I hope it has just moved a bit, rather than shut up in this suburb.
The shorts again have a waistband pocket and are lined and seam bound with quilting cotton.
Having a few oddly shaped pieces of fabric remaining, shorts taking less than a pleated skirt, I was very pleased when daughter the second expressed great admiration of this pair and whipped her up a pair too before she could consider whether or not she was too old to match her sister.
Her pair does not have a waistband pocket (that is the whipping up bit) and somehow the fastening has drifted to the opposite side, but it is important to have variety amongst the clothing of siblings for laundry sorting purposes. (Good excuse, hey!)
There are now no garment sized pieces remaining of this fabric.
This is just as well.
Yesterday afternoon my husband kindly put reinforcing strips at the front of the shelves in my sewing cupboard, as for some strange reason, completely unrelated to the contents, the shelves were bowing.
This woodworking repair involved removing everything from the cupboard, and in the return to the cupboard, which took most of today, I shifted nearly all (well there are only a few rolls in the sewing room now) of the other fabric that had distributed itself around the house all into one place.
It was a little tricky to fit it all in.
This stashbusting sewalong may have started in the nick of time for me.
If you missed last post I am giving away some children's patterns and pattern magazines - (having only one boy child still to clothe) there is still time to add your name to the hat.