and no, it’s not for me, but I was amused enough to take (badly lit flash-tastic) photos to share, cos I’m just that kind!!!
So, the reason I disappear from here come the summer months is that I race triathlons so I’m outside training in the long evenings. This is for one of my training buddies. His original idea was that I would sew us all matching robes for getting dried and changed on the beach after swimming but I was not on for that. When he narrowed it down to just him I found that I couldn’t refuse, the guy looks out for me like an older brother… so he provided the towels, I stalled and procrastinated a bit & then eventually got to sewing this evening.
Which is how I found myself matching up stripes and easing in the side seam – yes, I know, but old habits die hard and I have a major hang-up about shoddy handiwork! I had no measurements other than standing behind him and making a mental note of where my shoulders fall in comparison to his, I know its only two towels sewn together but I’m not used to winging it when it comes to sewing, I take measurements and make patterns… I’ve guesstimated the depth of the side-seams using me-sized as a guide and left the bottom open, for movement, and y’know incase he wants to show a cheeky bit of ankle!!!