I have finished my waistcoat for the Fall For Cotton challenge.
Here is a reminder of the pattern together with the fabric.
I was lucky to be gifted this fabric (diolch Mrs Tomos!) which was originally a curtain. There was enough fabric to make a waistcoat but some thought had to go into the fabric placement to avoid (technical sewing term coming up...) red rose boob syndrome!
|Expensive pattern weights there... from Lidls!|
I knew I wanted to avoid breaking up too many of the large roses with the dart placements so a little bit of fussy cutting was used.
|Just about managed to avoid a rose boob!|
|Back view - I love the neck darts.|
I had originally planned to use some buttons from a bag I purchased from a charity shop. I selected five lovely bright red ones but somehow, when I placed them onto the final waistcoat, they didn't look quite right.
Luckily, I then remembered I had been given these little lovelies as a gift...
I teamed it with wedge sandals I managed to pick up in the charity shop for £3.50! The pink jacket I think I bought for a wedding about twenty years ago, the skirt has been loaned to me by my sister and the handbag is one I knitted a while back.
Myself and Mr HoffiCoffi went to see the comedian Stewart Lee and very funny he was to. Although this picture was taken before we got there and I am laughing only because Mr HoffiCoffi said he was getting the bin in the picture. Very sad. Even sadder is that no alcohol was consumed that evening to account for my laughing at a bin! I guess you had to be there.....