Also, since the silhouette is fitted and will be made of wool, adding silk organza to the back pieces as an underlining seemed like a good idea. So it was logical to go the traced route for the entire project, and underline the whole darn thing.
And then came the fabric. I purchased this wool from Mood last year - it is lighter-weight than I was expecting, but most of my online purchases are something of a surprise once I get them in my hands. After digging around in the zipper drawer, I even managed to find a coordinating zip!
And, of course, I had some silk organza laying around.
It feels really nice to get back to some hand sewing, even if it is only a bit of messy basting.
I feel some time-consuming beading coming on . . .
Or perhaps I should just try to finish this skirt!