…but still no sewing

I spent a fair amount of time cutting and fusing interfacing for three shirts and a dress, then realised I also needed lining for the V8858 skirt, so found a bit of cotton lawn in a rose pink- a weird colour for me [it was a bargain when I bought it on eBay] but I’ve found it’s great for lining as it doesn’t show through ANYTHING.

I also dug out another skirt pattern I have’t used in years- Vogue 8750.  I made this up about 10 years back in a red wool as a straight skirt [view B], and the fuller version [viewF] in denim…and basically rarely wore either.  The denim one was too stiff for the style, and the waist got way too tight too quickly.  The pencil skirt just didn’t go with anything, and both ended up going to a charity shop, which was most distressing- the wool for the burgundy skirt was GORGEOUS.  Ah well.

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