Whoop! The postie really suprised me this afternoon by delivering not only the lavender I ordered last weekend and a letter excusing me from jury service, but the long awaited fabric samples from Ditto Fabrics as well! 😀 Yes, samples – plural….
Did you really think I’d only ask for the giraffe print?? There’s a oh-so-pretty spotty twill that’s perfect for a pair of 60’s capri pants for Daughter No2 to wear with the giraffe print jacket, a grey wool that would make a fab pair of trousers for me, and a zebra print cotton that was the fall-back should the giraffe print not be up to scratch. And the stripe cotton… that’s for me too. No idea what to make from it, but I’m having some! So the issue with the giraffe fabric when I saw the picture on Ditto’s site was, will it be too fluffy..
Answer – nope! It’s just right. There is a very short pile that works very well, so we are going ahead, full steam! Look out for us in the jungle pretty soon! 😀 Here’s a reminder of the jacket:
And boy am I glad I don’t have to do jury service for the next two weeks! Apparently there were too many people who filled in their forms and returned them to the summoning officer, so they had too many. It’s quite nice to know there are plenty of civic minded people out there.