I wonder what kinds of people that title will attract? heh
Well, I am allergic to lanolin. Really allergic. Which means that most wool is out of the question. I can’t wear it or sew with it. Not at all. The more natural it is, the worse it is for me.
BUT I did get a few yards for free and I thought it might be a blend, and it was so perfect for this pattern, and and and….
As I was cutting it out, it became apparent rather quickly that we were not getting along, this fabric and I. My first tip off was the itchy fingers I had, then the runny nose, along with the itchy eyes. Then my lips started to tingle. Achoooooooo.
Did that stop me? Well no. I just put on some vinyl gloves and carried on. So there, wool!
I cut it out as quickly as I could, and also a liner (cause it was kindof itchy) and made The Bee another dress from The Colette sewing Handbook.
I must say that this fabric was rapidly becoming the bane of my existence. No matter how much I ironed it, the wrinkles would not go away. And it frayed. And I am not sure if it was the fabric (let’s just blame it anyway cause I am on a roll) but this dress did not fit her as well as the other one. I even took it in an inch on both sides after it was done, and it STILL was big, even though I measured her twice and it was the correct size.
W is for WOOL