|Simplicity #1783, from 1956, via Etsy|
|It's a rusty reddish brown with oyster-cream-- warm and autumnal.|
|"To qualify as Miss Wickham's husband, a gentleman should be possessed of a commanding personality and considerable strength of character."|
"Exactly, Jeeves! Condemned out of your own mouth!"
|I managed to cut around all the moth-holes and weird sunbleached bits.|
|I hemmed it by hand. The woven selvage was pretty enough to leave, but the hem looks crisper.|
The waistband worried me a bit because there wasn't a strip left which was long enough for the entire thing and I had to piece it together out of three. It doesn't show at all, though. I did put some interfacing inside it for support. I decided against an invisible zipper since I planned to match the topstitching anyway. The button is one from an old collection I bought in a 1960s coffee jar-- nothing antique and nothing particularly exciting, but good and plain and serviceable.
|Probably my nicest and most patiently-done waistband ever.|
|I usually wear a cardigan buttoned over the waistband.|
I'm pleased with the way this came out-- it's the first sewing project I've sat down and completed in a long time which came out exactly how I had hoped. That's always an inspiration to go on and finish the rest of them.