I haven’t completely dropped off the face of the earth. Just mostly. Like, “They mostly come out at night. Mostly.”
Okay, free Donna Karan Vogue 1129 pattern to the first person in the comments who identifies the source of that quote. I’ll let you know after the first of the year who wins!
So, I am making progress, just slower than I would like. It’s been that kind of a week, with DS the elder in Swim Team and needing rides every day. Then let’s see, there’s the whole Christmas thing. And my niece is flying in for the week tonight! I can’t wait to see her. And oh yes, there’s a sale going on. And I’m getting ready to paint the house next week which means trying to prep the house without disrupting the Christmas decorations. Gee, why haven’t I made more progress?
I’m toying with the idea of the 12 jackets/12 months thing that is going around. I haven’t decided. 12 jackets is a lot. Not that I couldn’t do it; I love jackets and I have to finish both Paco’s and my Chanel, which would give me two right out of the gate. But I already have a ton of jackets and coats. I’m not sure I want twelve more.
Anyway, I’m tired and rambling. I’ve got all the main pattern pieces cut, and I’ve cut all of the underlining silk organza. I still need to cut the lining, but I hope to do that tomorrow. Several people have asked me about lowering the bust point on this jacket. Here’s an illustration of how I did it. I didn’t need to do a FBA – there’s plenty of room in the design.
The red line is the new cutting line. The original is the faint black line behind it.
Once it’s all cut, it really won’t take long to sew. I probably won’t finish it until after the new year. But I haven’t completely stopped!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate it, and a Happy Holiday season regardless. I’ll blog when I can over the next week but I’m not sure how often that will be. I’ll post updates as I can!