- To show you my new skirt - a black taffeta dirndl number; and
- To tell you about my scaphoid news.
First, the skirt:
Like my gingham skirt, this was simple to make:
- The skirt: one rectangle piece of fabric, 1.5m long and 75cm wide, gathered.
- The waistband: one rectangle piece of fabric, that was 12cm wide and 80cm long (the formula is waist measurement + 2cm ease + 3cm seam allowances + 3.5 cm overlap for the button) (Now you know my waist measurement!).
- One invisible zip, 10" long (I am 172cm tall so like a bit of a longer zip on high-waisted skirts).
- One skirt hook and eye, and one button (I've been using hooks and eyes of late as my buttonholes have been looking a little messy. When I have full use of my right hand back, I'm going to start doing bound buttonholes).
The taffeta was quite nice to work with, but it looks dreadfully wrinkled in the below photo:
Now, onto my other news. It comes with a story. On saturday night, I was sitting on my lounge room floor, patting Bessie, who was lying on the couch (I know, there are some reverse power dynamics in our relationship. I just love her to bits). I'd been patting her a while, and put my left hand onto the couch to hoist myself up.
As I was getting up, I caught the middle finger of my broken right hand on the arm of the couch, and heard a big crack. Immediately pain shot down my wrist, in the scaphoid where it is broken.
I immediately panicked and started to wail. I got a little hysterical, telling poor Michael 'it is broken again' over and over. He calmed me down, and I watched a bit of the Tour de France and went to bed.
Monday night I went to the orthopaedic surgeon in a bit of a flap. I had it x-rayed, steeling myself for the worst. But instead.....
Look closely in the above photo. Can you spot it? NO CAST!!!!!!!
I am now allowed to take my arm out of that smelly cast for short periods of time to get some flexibility back into it! It was like winning the lotto. I've got one month until I'm completely free, but its so close I can taste it.
I am one happy girl now. You'll see nothing but smiles from me!