We've just got back this evening from 5 days away, staying at the kind of beach house where going to the beach is a matter of a short bush walk (take a different path, end up at a different beach...)
I knew there would be no room for a sewing machine while we were away, but a piece of linen was calling to me - it wanted to come too. Some fast overnight sewing turned it into a skirt just before we set off, and here it is outside the beach house:
This is the same pattern as my last skirt - Vogue 1174 (bodice left off), this time in a straight size 14. The only changes were a little more length, selvedge instead of hem at the front, simple waistband, and stitched down pleats. This latter is not a great idea as it means the pockets take on the job of providing the wearing ease. But not to worry...
I'm pleased to report this was a very comfortable, useful beach skirt.
We got back from the beach this evening just in time to race out and see the 9 o'clock "kids" New Year's Eve fireworks over Sydney Harbour. They said it was "so amazing" [daughter] and "just like 3D" [son]. The midnight fireworks and party looked to be even more exciting... Can great fireworks possibly be a sign for a spectacular year ahead?
On this hopeful note, Happy New Year to you all! I wish you lots of everything I want - patience, satisfaction and success with your sewing, and peace of mind, happiness and even more patience in the rest of life. See you soon!