I've bid, and won, on a sewing pattern on ebay. It looks an amazing pattern. You take seven yards of fabric and gather it into a neckline, as far as I can see.
I got the picture of the sew essentials website, which looks quite good. The link is here. I am saving the site and planning to go back there.
Why have I bid on a pattern that looks insanely tough for my very basic skills? I haven't even got the dratted sewing machine out of the dratted box. I cannot imagine ever having the courage to wear any of it, and I don't know anyone who would either.
And why am I mad enough to get a pattern that needs seven yards of material that is unlikely to come in at less than £4 per yard when not only will I be completely out of my depth but also unable to use the cheap sheet/duvet cover/pillowcase stash because it is such a particular fabric? It will cost a fortune to get right. Where am I going to draft out the pieces - after looking at those gathers the pieces will be enormous.
I know why I have had my mad moment. Yes, I will love having a go at some point at the dracula nightie, but really it's because father has been refusing medicine and isn't eating enough. There are worse things to displace with.