No, not a jester - its the sleeves of a kimono. See, Manga is all about Japanese animation and characters from loads of stories. Miss Dunnit and her group of five have settled on original Pokemon for this year's theme. Yep. And to 'humanise' the Pokemon and come up with costumes they can actually make (and wear), we've messed about with a kimono pattern. Help me please...I can sew most things, but I need a pattern - these adaptations are a killer for my very little brain - I get stuck in and then my confidence wobbles and I think I'm doing it wrong and - oh, you get the picture! Tomorrow- the actual kimono - it looks much more straightforward than adapting the sleeves. I had the idea of doing the hem in this pointy fashion as well. But since I started on this at eleven this morning, and I've only managed to complete the sleeves, I'm keeping quiet about that idea. You'd probably want to know why I'm sewing the pointy bits and thinking about a pointy hem, in terms of a 'humanised Pokemon' character. Well, I would tell you. But I can't remember the name of the character. I can't even remember if these pointy bits are actually part of the character's look, or representative. Aren't I an interested Mummy?!
Ah well, in keeping with the way I choose papers, at least I'm attracted to the colour - acres of this yellow spread all over the table is a very cheerful sight. Makes up for the wobbly crash type start to my day.