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Burda Coat & Aussie Fascinators

Well, I've made progress on The Coat.  S l o w l y.  The first day of sewing was delightful--fabric wonderful to work with--then basted up the side seams…it was too big.  This  being my first try with a Burda Style pattern, I wasn't sure whether to go with the upper bust or full bust measurement.  Should have been the upper.  So…back to the L.A. freeway map original pattern
to grade the pattern pieces down a size.  Makes my head hurt.  Lots of un-sewing.

A good week later and it's coming together!  Today I hope to get the sleeves in and then on to hems and fasteners.  One time suck has been the Hong Kong seams--that wonderful satin bias tape turned out to be a bit wonkey, going from wide to narrow and back again.  I think it was the end of a roll because I went back on Saturday to get more (15 meters and counting!!! --some due to all the un-sewing) and it was off a new roll and much better to work with.




Now about the Aussie fascinators.  Apparently, it is Melbourne Cup trad…

Back At It

I've been tempted to leave off blogging--but I SO enjoy the online sewing blogging community!  ...and, frankly, I enjoy blogging--the whole creative and sharing process.   After reading about the whole online quandry of much younger bloggers on Sew Well, I feel so validated and inspired to get back to my blog.  Just for the joy of it.

My daughter Nikki, at Fancy That, always says "just pick up where you're at."  So, I'm going to take her advice and do just that.  

I've been back in UB for--wowzers!  About a month!  I was thinking a few weeks.  That explains a lot.

Anyway.  The fabric shopping here has become even more incredible.  I have to shop by feel for the most part, but man, the selection here is crazy.  I even stumble on a small shop selling amazing Italian ponte knits for about $7-$8 a meter.  

What's on the sewing table today:  A coat from this crazy wool/ fleece piece that actually caught my husband's eye last winter (yes, he's rare and spec…