I decided not to go with the Marcie Tilton pattern and instead went with a Sewing Workshop pattern that is almost exactly the same but not cut so full.
I loved the pattern and the instructions were first rate and made assembly quite easy, at least until it came time to get elastic in the waist. Boy, do I hate threading elastic through anything and this was no exception. There has got to be a better way.
Anyway, this was my very first pair of pants ever and while next time I will go down a size( or 2) on the pattern and do different pockets, I like the way these went together.
They really are too large, but elastic helps and they are terribly comfortable if not as fashionable as I would have liked. I wouldn't hesitate to run to town with them on and a nice top.
I also liked the way this pattern has you do a fair amount of finishing on the pieces while they are flat.
It makes it so much easier when the finishing is well thought out.
Hannah Hollandia did indeed get her warp wound. It was an easy warp to get on really. 8/2 cotton rarely needs to be tamed into submission like say, mohair!
I need to get threading on this. I do want to mention the one thing I don't think Louet improved between the Hollandia and the Delta and that is the warp beam. I love Hannah's large linen covered beam compared to the Delta's smaller plain wood and metal beam. I wonder if the Hollandia beam is still available and if it would even fit on a Delta?
Out of all the little single prayer Prayer flags, this is the only one left.
All have been gifted which is as it should be. The Julia got her warp retied this weekend also so I can start weaving on her again this week. I'd like to get a new set of small flags ready to go out on our property. Some of the older ones are looking a little battered now and while I won't replace them, I like to add newer ones. Some fresh prayers for a fresh new year fast approaching.
I decided not to cut the little tree I had earmarked. Between the decorated mantle, the big wreath on the door, holiday music, Christmas books and cookies baking, I have plenty of the spirit of the season without cutting that little tree. Maybe instead I'll drape it in a cranberry and popcorn garland for the birds. :)
Parting Shots: Toad in the Hole & Do You See What I See.