Today was a fabulous day in Cowtown - 28c (82f) which is very toasty to those of us that spend 6 months under snow - so today I wore another skirt (Simplicity 4221 again), using a bright and cheery cotton and lined with a white poplin to prevent any 'see-through). Tank and cardigan are RTW. I plan to make a few tanks using some ribbed cotton jersey and knicker elastic around the arms and neck. Yep, I know, sounds a bit dodgy, but I think that I can make it work!
Here I am with the three hounds from hell (oh, not really!!), but I they are so cute, I had to get a photo of them as well! Let me introduce you to Hobbes (black greyhound), Rocky (white & brindle greyhound) and Jess the collie.
Now, back to business. I completed my 'Flinen Trousers this evening' and plan to wear them tomorrow. Due to poor pocket placement, I now have 'Fockets' (aka Faux-pockets, although it does sound as though I am swearing!) I wanted zipped pockets - I have put them in fleece jackets probably hundred of times (I kid you not, but that is a story for another time!), forgetting, of course, that fleece is much more forgiving. So I unpicked the pockets leaving the zips in place and added teeny tiny linings - I had had enough and wanted them finished! So here are a couple of close ups . . . .
I am looking forward to wearing these tomorrow and if all goes well, I will cut out a pair in some gorgeous linen/rayon. Happy days!