The Great Coat Sew Along - Part ????
Thank you for the compliments on REC and my little model! He's thrilled with the outfit and was a lot of fun to photograph. He came up with most of the poses, while I had the harder part of coming up with the titles.
Well, it's been so long since I've really worked on my coat and posted about it, I can't even remember what post number this is. Suffice it to say, it has probably been at least a month since I've worked on it. Now that I'm staring October in the face, I suppose I'd better get it done. To be honest, I'm not real motivated to work on it, but it does need to get done.
So what to do when motivation is low? Work on an easy part, such as the sleeves:
This is what my husband saw when he walked into the studio the other night. "Very avant-garde, " he said, "I'm not sure how that coat is going to work with just sleeves." Since when did he become Tim Gunn?!? At least he didn't walk away telling me to "make it work" and that I only had until midnight to get it done.
The sleeves weren't hard to assemble, so I then tackled the lining:
Now I have sleeves *and* a lining. Most of my procrastination on working on the coat was due to having to find hair canvas. I finally found an excuse to go down to Martin's to look for such a product and lo and behold they're getting rid of all their apparel and related notions, including interfacing. All they had was the fusible hair canvas, so that's what I bought. Now that I have it, maybe I can get some more done on the coat!
Parting Shot: Puzzle. What do you do with a sick 7 year old who is home from school for the day? Puzzles for one. With plenty of medicine and rest, he was ready for a puzzle this afternoon.