Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I swore I'd never it - or - Never say never


See that? Yep, it's a big ole' bolt of fleece that I purchased.

Me. The self-proclaimed fleece snob.

Me. The one who bought 3 yards of fleece back in the day when it was new and hard to find but has not yet sewn it.

Me. Who hates the static-feeling I get when I wear the stuff.

But you see it turned cold the other day. And I saw this cute zip front lounge-wear pattern (Simplicity 2482) that looked like it would be so cozy to wear on a cold winter day. And then I saw the animal print fleece and convinced myself that fleece wasn't so bad after all.

What the heck. As long as I'm buying fleece I might as well buy enough fleece to make a *gasp* snuggie! Ha! I'm still chuckling to myself about that one. Pin It

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Vogue vest comes to a screeching halt

Sewing progress on the vest was moving right along. As I began sewing I realized this was going to be a quick sewing project.

Until it came to a screeching halt due to my inability to locate the appropriate black lace for the armhole and collar time. It shouldn't be that hard right? What I want is the size of the white lace, but the color of the black. I doubt the lace can be dyed black if it's polyester. I've checked the lace selections at my local fabric stores and no luck. So until I can either locate narrow black lace or decide on another trim, the vest is on hold.

I will say it's shaping up to be a nice addition to my fall wardrobe. Notice the great dart shaping? I choose to have the small front and back waist darts on the outside of the fabric - just a subtle way of showing the design detail.

With the vest on hold I turned my attention to a different project-a lightweight coat that will be perfect for the rest of October. Vogue 1128 is the pattern of choice, chosen because I wanted a loose fitting coat that would showcase this polyester/wool/rayon fabric.

In the meantime, any ideas on where to locate narrow black lace trim? Pin It

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