In just under the wire! I blame:
1) having my machine break as I started this project, and then taking a few days to fix it myself,
2) the general exhaustion that comes from single parenting during the week while Mr. teaches in another city,
3) too much dreaming of what to make next rather than focusing on one task at a time.
I think I deserve a celebratory drink for having finished!
The pattern (Simplicity 8141) is not strictly vintage, since it's from 1996, but the silhouette is vintage-y, n'est-ce pas? It's got that just-below-the-knee length that can be either slightly awkward or slightly retro, depending on your point of view. I'm going to go with retro.
I'm quite satisfied with the print matching I managed on the front band.....
...and across the back seam and zip....
...but the sides are a hot mess. But hey! Look at that kick pleat!
The fabric is 100% cotton shwe shwe purchased at the Timba Tranding in Gaborone, Botswana in 2012. The print kind of makes your eyes go a bit goggly, even if you haven't been drinking. I think that's what initially drew me to the print, because frankly, when presented with 100s and 100s of shwe shwe prints, I get paralyzed by choice.
|a small selection of the shwe shwes in the shop|