Monday, October 10, 2011
And I really, really want to be working on it.
But I'm participating in the craft show again this year, and I've been procrastinating on working on the show items (in a completely unplanned way). So I decided the only way to apply the boot to my own butt was to force myself to postpone working on a project that really excites me just so I can work on the pieces I need to at least get started on.
The first piece is done. Three more are cut out, and I was going to sew tonight but I was cross-eyed tired and decided that might not be a good idea.
The fabric of my postponed jacket is a green/brown/red plaid (not as vivid as the fabric photo - much more like the collar pic) that I purchased last month from Metro Textiles as a remnant. It's a wool, I think possibly with some cashmere or something else that makes it obscenely soft, and it takes steam like nobody's business. I originally wanted to line it in red, but I decided to take the understated route and use the last of my olive green silk charmeuse instead. Oh, the hardships of a silk charmeuse lining.
But it'll happen, and soon. I can hear it calling to me from the back room . . . "Come back, come back. . . don't you want to cut out my sleek and slippery lining and attach it to my matched plaid facings? Don't you want to choose buttons and swear at buttonholes?"
Yes. Yes, I do.
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Gorgeous collar. I'd love to see the finished product!
Oh, what a wonderful fabric and the shape of the collar is so beautiful. Hope you will find the time to finish it real soon.
That fabric is crying to me and I live some distance away. It's gorgeous. I look forward to seeing it finished.
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