Unlike the Timmel SWAP contest, where I planned everything in advance, I am making it up as I go along for the June Capsule.
I figure 4 pieces that coordinate shouldn't be that hard to figure out. But, of course, it is! After sewing my own clothes for the last year I have come to appreciate that the designer has the hardest job. Or, rather, my skills are the lowest in that area.
The designer comes up with a whole look and that's why you can go into a department store and head over to the Jones New York section and walk out with some coordinating separates. And that's why being a fashion designer is a real profession, that you can study in college and earn a good living.
I guess I never quite understood that! I always thought Fashion Designer meant Weird Clothes I Don't Understand. As much as I love sewing, I was never one to pore over Vogue magazine or follow fashion week.
Anyway, here is my accessory- it is the 7905 Technofile laptop tote from LeSportSac. I don't think I can sew anything as good as what LeSportSac can sell me, so I am going with them.
It is very lightweight, it has a shoulder strap AND handles (I need both) and I can carry everything I need for work. I've had LeSportSac bags before and they wear like iron and they are washable.
Based on the photos, this print will be cute with my navy base color for my summer sewing.
In other sewing news, I sewed a French seam on the silk drapery last night and WOW that was the hardest French seam ever! That silk unravels even with very careful handling and whiskers come through on the right side. And it was just a simple straight seam. But handling so much fabric is what gets you on these Home Dec. projects. To be serious about it, I'd need huge cutting and pressing tables. With enough space I think it would be OK.
It will be worth it when I see the French Seam later on and pat myself on the back. Sewing is full of these little private pats on the back!!
In Real Life, that is. On the internet, we also pat each other on the back!!