I got the sewing machine out again this morning and made two dresses with the butterfly t-shirts. For the skirts I bought a set of plain pillowcases from Wilko and I'm really pleased with how they've matched up. I might pop into Primark tomorrow for a couple more tops.
So far each dress is working out between £2.00 and £2.50 to make which I think is really good. I watched a real time video on youtube and the woman sewed her t-shirt dress up in just under 20 minutes but I'm no professional and as easy as they are they can take me a couple of hours - although there's a lot of stopping and starting to do other things as well. But equate those 2 hours to the money spent and it's a nice little hobby for the cost.
I'm thinking I might get Mark to take me to Abakhan next week to pick up some patterned material but I'm not sure. It's a real faff parking in Manchester these days and all he can do is drop me then hang around in the car in case a traffic warden appears. I always feel under pressure to be quick and as you know that's not as easy as it sounds in a fabric or wool shop! There's a stall on Bury market which I'll try tomorrow but he doesn't have anything priced up which I don't like. I think he just makes it up as he goes along and some of his stuff seems ridiculously expensive.
I just need to add a pocket to the the dresses and they'll be finished. Personally I think they look better without but the little girls like pockets so pockets they will get.
Can you believe rainy Manchester made it in the top 10 hottest places yesterday. Apparently it's not been as hot today but you wouldn't know it. The water in the paddling pool is warm after being out there for a couple of days and me and Amy keep standing in it to cool our tootsies off.
Stay cool my friends :)