There is one benefit of waking up at the crack of dawn and not being able to go back to sleep – you can give up and go into the other room and cut out a garment. This is a decorator fabric of 100%cotton that I got at the store that was closing in the next town over. I used this pattern once before, Simplicity 9825, and my daughter thought it was very comfortable. This version will be an A-line summer skirt with a lined yoke but unlined skirt portion.
The fixer man from the sewing machine shop called to tell me my Elna is ready to come home. It had a broken bobbin casing and loose engine belt. According to the man, my engine was hanging by a thread. I have to say that I am not really very impressed by the performance of these modern machines which have so many plastic components. They just don’t seem to have longevity built into them, sad to say.