This week I have been asked to take up two dresses for a lady used to work with, they are a very pretty chiffon on top, so two layers to deal with. When I have something like this I like to take my time, items for myself are usually rattled off in a hurry but not things I do for other people.
A few people have mentioned to me that they are over cautious about taking up skirts and dresses, any skirts at all that is. If you measure accurately where you want the skirt to finish and put a line of pins there this will keep you on track, don't rush! I take longer with this part if it is something is special than the actual sewing because once you have this bit right that is most of the work done.
Food this evening consisted of chickpeas, onions , tomatoes, garlic and all manner of other things cooked in a pan with spices, no recipe to follow just throwing in whatever I fancied and it was delicious. It makes me wonder why I bother with the formal recipes at times, more success seems to be had with the throw it all in pan method.