One of my favorite projects of 2014 was the leopard print Issey Miyake coat I made as part of the Mood Sewing Network. So glamorous!
Alas, my life is much less glamorous than this coat. Which is why, after a year of having it hang in my closet, I decided to give it away.
This garment needs to be worn by someone with a dramatic flair and an innate sense of glamour. My dear friend Susan Finch -- actress, speech coach (at Julliard, where she's also an alum), and woman-about-town is just that person!
Susan and I may do a more formal photo shoot some day (that doesn't include her smart phone). But I think you can see in these quick shots that Susan, who has the quick wit and brilliant timing of the late Rosalind Russell, was born to wear this coat.
Best of all, Susan truly loves it. I love the fact that it's being worn; the extra room in my closet's just icing on the cake.
Meanwhile, I sewed my little heart out today and still found time to get my flu shot. (Have you gotten yours?) Here's a quick peek at what I've been working on:
And that's it.
In closing, have you ever given away something you'd sewed because you knew it suited someone else better and they'd get more joy out of it?
Did it feel good to know it was going to a good home? -- a bit like Jay's grandmother's fabric I suppose.
Have a great day, everybody!