I thought I could get away with just wearing what I want to wear, but extreme heat has its own ideas
Bangalore is going through a bit of an early heatwave and loose cotton or linen clothing is the order of the day
I’ve made a great friend who is also a sewer and together we’ve been exploring a set of little streets and laneways crammed with fabric and clothing stores that sell remnants, seconds and over-runs. The stock changes frequently and is cheap (although we’re sure we’re not getting the local price!)
This is one of the fabrics I bought last week
It did occur to me as I started to cut this fabric that the reason it was cheap was probably because it wasn’t straight, but so far, so good. A wash will tell!
Although not quite so cool I’ve made this extended waist band from a stretch woven (stash, hauled from Australia)
and added elastic stitched to the inside facing so that the waistband won’t roll down
I can even wear it with black!
No pictures yet, but my sewing room is taking shape. Looking for a dressmakers model and maybe even a straightstitch flatbed with an underbed trimmer – I miss my old one so much :(