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 special and I'm keeping him :)
|The wooly side has this crazy 3-dimensional thread scroll|
|The underside is super soft with a fleece-y feel. But no stretch|
Now, any patterns I use I have to bring. Or download (not first choice). Then there are Burda Style Magazines. They have them here. All in Russian which was a bit daunting. So, I subscribed to the US. I scooped up the lot and said husband offered to take them back in his carry on. See? A keeper indeed.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Navigating LA freeways comes to mind
It took me A WEEK to trace the pattern pieces, add the seam allowances, etc. A bit of insanity, no? Hats off to women who grow up with these things. And continue to sew.
...but look what I scored for about $3: 7 METERS of satin bias for the Hong Kong seam finish I want to do and these very intriguing sew-on clasp thingies in blue & black.
Stay tuned! I started sewing today and things are looking good ;)
I end with yet another tribute to The Man:
|Just because. sigh.|