...to just say no. Or perhaps not. For the past few years, I've quite happily agreed to help sew the backdrop together for the Year 6 play at school. So when asked again this year, no problem. What I didn't realise when I agreed was that instead of the usual couple of cheap king-size white sheets to seam so people could paint scenery, I was going to get 20 metres (yes, 20!) of shocking pink nylon (it might be something else - who knows - I just am sure it's not cotton or even a polycotton!) sparkly oh my god fabric to work with. The piece needed to be 3.6m x 5m. I had a 20 m roll. I'm not promising it's exactly 3.6mx5m but it's pretty close. And yes, it's hemmed all around. And yes, I fought with it and cursed it - it's incredibly slippery stuff, and even if I'd dared to iron it a bit to hold a crease for where the hems needed to be (I didn't dare, for fear than any iron hot enough to crease it would melt it!) I can't quite imagine manouevering it on my very small (i.e. normal sized) ironing board.
Sigh of relief that that's over! Next year, I hope they'll be back to using a couple of cheap king-size sheets! Though I have to say, it will look fabulous for the Beauty School Dropout scene (they are doing Grease).
I promise you, this closeup does not do this fabric justice - it's brighter, sparklier and a heckuva lot slippery-er in real life!