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I just measured myself today, in preparation for the dress form - and because, while going through various scraps of paper in my living room yesterday, I came upon a list of measurements taken a while ago. I think it was in August, when I was trying to make a swimming suit for my holiday. I lost 1" in the bust area, 1,5" on my waist and 1" on the hips, which makes me a size 0 Colette for bust and hips, and a size 8 for waist. Yes, I have a rather rectangular shape.

With this information, I checked the sewing book for the Meringue skirt - the finished measurement would have 3" of ease in the hips, which will very likely be too much as the corduroy I'm using will be stretching width-wise. I will trace the pattern tonight on greaseproof paper (American English: freezer paper) and see how I get on, but honestly I doubt with the stretch corduroy the skirt will need more than 1" of ease, if that. I'll go with 1" initially and see how I fare.

I also want to make a croquis and add it to my new pretty notebook that I picked up for a ridiculous amount of money at WH Smith last week. But hey it's worth it, I'll have something to doodle on (I promise I am not trying to advertise Logitech products! There's only so much room on my desk at work though). I also need to start thinking about Sew Weekly challenges. This week caught me a bit unaware, but I'm seriously considering making next week's if there's time at the weekend. Mr T and I are planning a shopping trip + overnight stay at friends in Kent for the weekend so it might not happen.


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