Today I woke up cold. I dont remember my dreams very often but this morning I had been dreaming of finishing this jacket. I remember thinking in my dream that I couldnt very well begin to make for others what I cant even finish for myself. Kind of felt like false advertising. So there you have it, the story behind my mornings sewing.
This is the jacket I started here.
As summer was just about to hit. Im a bit seasonally challenged.
See that aqua ceramic pear shaped thingamajig? Its a paper weight and I bought him from the pottery guy at Mulgrave market on the weekend and he now helps me with my cutting out. Heavy fabrics slide off the table and I get very hot under the collar. So this morning was a good morning cutting out.
I still found cutting out around an already put together outer highly challenging. Oh yeah, the lining I finally chose is a piece of papery cotton that my daughter tea-dyed.
I just had to hand finish this baby and was pleasantly surprised that it didnt take me long.
I must be getting faster. I am!
I used red thread so I would see the teeny tiny stitches afterwards.
Ill be needing some more of these buttons, so if anyone knows where I can get a stash it would be much appreciated. I think they give the right lumberjack-ey look to the final coat. Hey. I just figured out.
Ill call them
Get yourself over to Kirsty's to see what all the fuss is about.