Friends, I simply had to share with you the lovely gift I got from Duane (Mainelydad) at Saturday's MPB Day Winter Frolic.
It's a plaid silk taffeta bow tie Duane made himself. I'm not sure if this is how he intended me to wear it, but I love it. Thank you, Duane!
In other news, remember Saturday's mega pattern swap? Well just look how many patterns were left over, unclaimed and unloved (Michael carried them home after lunch). I fear this ritual has become less a pattern swap and more a pattern dump. Rest assured I will find a home for these, just not mine.
Meanwhile, I've been working to finish the skirt (the first of two) we're making in my Ladies Tailoring class at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). This week, among other things, I installed the silk lining and finished the waistband. More about this later in the week.
I was at Mood Fabrics yesterday and a few things that really called out to me. (I often share stuff like this, in real time, on Instagram.)
I thought the shirting below, in a very Easter-y palette, would look great with Michael's coloring -- or mine.
I'm always looking for classic white shirting and often have a hard time finding just the right thing. I thought this off-white cotton with a woven stripe was lovely, if a little sheer.
I know we're moving out of faux fur weather (today was in the 70's!) but I thought this pale green fur was amazing; not sure I'd wear it, but for the right person....
Just look at this fuzzy wool knit (below) -- doesn't this remind you of clouds against a blue sky? It comes in a couple of other colorways but I loved this one best; it would make an amazing coat. Alas, I'm through with winter sewing for the year.
I found a new kind of interfacing I may try with the facings of the nylon taffeta coat I'm making for my friend Leah. It's fusible felt -- soft, but lofty. I think it could bring some pleasant plumpness to the coat's notched collar as well as prevent limpness. It fused very well to the small swatch I tested. Ever use the stuff in garment sewing?
Today I was already in sandals. I know this warm weather is bad news but I'm not complaining -- I've begun to loathe cold weather.
Finally, why do dogs like to pee near car tires and/or on plastic bags? Enquiring minds and all that...
Have a great day, everybody!
|No more winter coat!|