Look who's arrived in my sewing room:
Meet my sewing assistant, Katya. Here she is modelling my Jade Crescent skirt accessorised with a tape measure necklace. My other half surprised me with this gift - I was delighted. It came with the tape measure in the picture (a lovely soft one) and a hem marker.
As I don't have much room in my sewing room I have moved her into the landing, pictured above. She is actually quite a nice feature. I haven't yet used her for fitting or hemming yet. However one great use that I have discovered is to leave a newly sewn garment hanging overnight. Amazingly this does a lot to improve the hang of the garment and any kinks in the hem.
I'm working on my second Crescent Skirt, making up my muslin into a final skirt. It's looking good so far! That's where I'm headed now.