courtesy of whatbird.com
I'm listening to punk rock and birdsong while I'm writing this. So life is pretty good. We have White-Crowned Sparrows passing thru on their way north, and they have a pretty distinctive call. They are keeping me & Bella entertained. I saw at least 3 this morning in our back yard.
Jackets! I am starting to dread them. There must be a way to master them, but it probably involves making many...and I can't bring myself to do that. I know it would improve my skills, but my life would be filled with dread.
So now I'm trying to finish this See & Sew B5699 pattern, which I've been working on, little by little for quite a while. (I'm in denial about how long, so won't bother to look it up!). I started it when we were having a mild fall. Then it turned into a brutal winter, and I just lost any interest in something short-sleeved!
I had trouble with fitting, (mostly cured by Allison @ Bits of Thread) but finally got the wool dress finished & lined and I've worn it quite a bit this winter with some store-bought jackets.
I decided before I started the wool version of the jacket I'd try out a "muslin" in some cotton/linen that I found on sale. If you look at the older blog posts (linked to above), you'll see I really struggled with the fit (again!). But I think it's looking pretty good now.
It's got bound buttonholes & is lined with some of the silk I bought last year. It's quite thin, so a little difficult to work with, but sure feels nice!
There is still some stuff to do, definitely, which I will get to right after I finish this post. They are as follows: hemming, hemming the sleeves & getting the lining tacked under the hem & facings correctly. But I'm pretty close.
|Linen/Cotton blend fabric detail