Hello friends, I am reflecting on the past, the present and the future. There is no doubt about it, I am in the middle of some changes. There are, however, a few rocks in my world, and I am leaning on them! One of my rocks is this jacket project - Vogue 1293:
|Look, I found red linen and it's cut and ready to go. The bias strips on the left are trim for the jacket and the bias strips on the right will serve as seam finishing for this unlined jacket.|
The sewing is not hard - it's the pattern preparation that took more time than usual because the fit has to be spot-on. Once I start sewing there will be almost no opportunities to fine-tune the fit. There is trim inserted into most of the seams and I have no intention of picking out those seams once they are sewn.
It's a little hard to see, but here is a photo from the pattern envelope. Think of piping without the cord:
|Of course, I could have left it out, but I think it will provide structure for my linen version.|
For now, I am firmly in the present moment, organizing, sewing, blogging and taking care of logistics before I tackle the next phase. Soon, I will tell you more, because there is a very good chance that I will put the blog on hiatus for a while. After all, I want to have every bit of my energy and creativity available to learn new things and do my very best.
Oh- and guess what? I love that gravity feed iron now! I just noticed yesterday that it has been a while since it seemed too heavy. Now it just seems perfect. So there you go- transitions are good and sometimes patience is just the ticket.
Until then, I have long strips of bias tape to sew, and doesn't that sound like a clever way to spend my time now? Yes, I think so, too! I am attached to my beloved sewing and blogging hobbies, so this is where I will rest this week. Thanks for reading ... and more later!