Delightful Dozen Project: March & April

It’s that time of the week: yes, Monday!  Or possibly Wednesday.  Or maybe even Saturday, depending on where you are or when you’re reading this.  Regardless of the day or timezone, I have designated this time to be Delightful Dozen Project Update Time and this one comes with an extra month’s project at no additional cost, beyond postage and handling.  This bounty of projects has come about as a result of two factors that neatly run together:

  1. I finished my March skirt a little late, and
  2. I finished my April pyjama pants a little early.

Let’s do the chronological thing and start with March.  I decided it was high time I finally made the Delphine Skirt from Love at First Stitch by Tilly and the Buttons.  High time indeed, given that I bought the book last May and purchased the fabric not long after.  From the first time I saw a picture of this skirt, I knew it was my kind of skirt.  High-waisted?  Yes, thanks.  A-line shape?  Don’t mind if I do.  I chose the fabric because it was a drill with a bit of substance but mostly because the pattern hinted at the shape of the skirt itself.

But let me not ramble on and on with no purpose.  Here is the skirt itself: Continue reading

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The February Dress

It’s now apparently March, which I think is a bit of a mistake.  Months shouldn’t fly by that quickly and I’ve said this repeatedly but no-one in the Department of Time Speed seems to listen.  Don’t they realise this just makes it next to impossible to get anything done?  And yet, in spite of my (apparently irrelevant) opinions on the matter, we are now in the third month of the year, which also means I’ve reached the third month of my Delightful Dozen Project and I have been remarkably reticent on the whole matter, possibly in an inadvertent attempt to drum up some mystery.  Have I stuck to my plan?  Have two dresses turned up or am I in possession of a stack of material cut into strange shapes?

The quick and boring answer is: Yes, I have stuck to my plan.

But can I prove it? Continue reading