Phew! That was quick!
I ordered this lobster print for the Sew for Victory 2.0 just last Friday, and yesterday they were here!
Although I had sworn to stay away from Ebay, it was the only option I could find that had it in Europe. Sure there were other lobsters around, but you know how it is when you want THOSE ones...
I was also sure I had made a giant mistake when I (after ordering) went to check the sellers feedback. There were lots of issues with items not turning up, and people getting the wrong fabric. And it was recent too. Over 30 cases in March alone. The seller seemed ok to me and answered promptly to my requests, so I had my fingers crossed that it would be ok.
And here they are!!!!!
I was a bit surprised the fabric was this light. You can see it is a bit sheer even, as the print shows through. I find fabric descriptions difficult, because I don't really know what is which. The ad just stated 100% cotton, and to be honest any more info would probably just confuse me. I really need a fabric encyclopedia/ dictionary! But anyways, this fabric is a bit light for shorts. I probably should have gotten twill or canvas, or heavier cotton, but there were no options for different types of cotton fabric. I wonder if I can underline it with plain white cotton? Has anyone got any tips?
I'd really appreciate your input :)
Light or not, I am still in love with the little guys, and I hope I will not ruin the fabric by sewing the wrong garment. It is awesome sun dress material, but that's not what I am making, sadly... (maybe I should get some more...?!?)
I am in any case making a mock up of the shorts for fit in some other fabric, and make a final decision about it later.
I have already sewn most of the shirt up now, the Wearing History Sailor girl play suit pattern is lovely so far.
This is looking to be a fun project, and I can't wait to see it take shape!
How is YOUR victory sewing coming along?