It’s finished! I dropped off the radar completely for a few days, thank you for being so understanding. I don’t know what I had, but it was awful. The past couple of days are a blur, I drank soup and vitamin-C smoothies Stephen doled out and caught up on Sherlock Holmes. Except I was so out of it, I can probably re-watch them and they’ll seem new. Then I woke up this morning, was alarmed to discover it’s Friday already and felt much more like myself- except for a croaky voice.
At any rate, I put this version of the 40′s Charm Hack together in about an hour and a half this afternoon. I simplified the design, removing both the lower ruching and the bust ruching to highlight the interesting neckline and the faux-lero seaming.
I used the same wonderfully slubbed linen-cotton jersey as Lacy Blank Canvas and SpinaLace. I like wearing white, this jersey blend is very soft and easy to work with, and besides it’s what I had lying around the house. And most of my whites are pink now and I miss my white tees.
I’m wearing the hack here with Minerve, a linen-cotton woven skirt cut from a late 30′s/early 40′s French mail-order pattern. She’s a workhorse skirt.
To download the pdf of the hack (with heaps of construction photos!), click the 40′s Charm line drawing above. Should I make her into a pattern? I will if there’s interest, I already drafted the sizes to make sure it would work- so that’s half the job done already.
May’s Hack will be much more forthright, I’ve had her on my mind since February and I know she works! Fingers crossed I don’t have the same drama and can get her out by the end of the month!
As soon as I get over this bullfrog-throat, I plan to make another video or two…
Once again, thank you so so much for your thoughts and kind words when I wasn’t well. It means a lot to me.