Several posts are in preparation, and my blogging is becoming ever more erratic, so I thought I’d do a quick post, just to touch base.
The red cashmere coat is underway [well, I spent some time prepping the pattern, doing a tissue fit and an FBA. Then I decided I didn’t like the boring one piece sleeve, so went in search of one from another pattern and auditioned three before choosing the right fit. Then I faffed through my old stock of duvet covers and sheets to find one suitable for underlining. Gah. So it’s still not actually cut out, but will be very soon. Honest] This was SUPPOSED to be my entry for ‘Designin’ December’ but, ah well.
I still have a couple of things from the last cutting out spree to sew, the purple ponte Greenstyle ‘Chelsea’trousers and the navy ponte StyleArc ‘Linda’ trousers. [No, not pants, jeez how many times???] And a couple from the PREVIOUS cutting spree, including a couple of Okistyle items. Oh yes, and the aborted Xmas dress…which looked HORRIBLE on my fat belly. The fabric must be saved though, so I’m pondering on that.
More luscious fabric fell into my shopping basket, so I have a couple of fab pieces not yet assigned to projects. A thick, spongy, ribbed lambswool blend sweater knit, and a deep green, crepe backed ‘velvet’ in heavy cotton both from The Italian Textile Company. More is in the post. Oh dear.
Two items are ready to be photographed and blogged [if I can gather energy to actually change out of my jammies, the curse of the Xmas holidays!] : a Tilton dress, and a Mimi G long jacket/waistcoat to add to the never-completed ‘SWAKOP’ collection.
I need to think about that Dogstar ‘paper wasp’dress challenge.
I want to quickly cover some shoulder pads for that jade green wool Style Arc jacket, which is glaring at me accusingly.
I MUST DO SOMETHING WITH THE CRATE OF SHAME!
Scrap busting plans: make two or three of these beauties from Closet Case Files [the pouffe not the mutt]
Also from closet case files, [and I already bought the ruddy beeswax pellets] some reusable food wraps
I have plans and projects a-plenty, but more on that soon, when I’ve done my annual statistical analysis and round ups!
Meanwhile, Miss Vita in her Xmas tunnel Happy New Year!