Friday, August 07, 2009

Progress on my spring coat

Over the course of a week, I have managed to wash and dry my fabrics, and cut out the lining pieces. And I've only achieved this by breaking the tasks into manageable bits that could be done in 30 minute chunks of time.

But I have been putting off cutting out the actual coat pieces, and this is because I did something kinda dumb - I bought fabric with a plaid-like weave, which means all the bits have to match up.
(It's over on the right - an Italian cotton black and white houndstoothy thing with subtle pink lines running through in a criss-cross fashion). I did consider putting the fabric aside for another project and buy something easier to work with, but I don't want to have to go out and spend more money and - hey - it was on sale for only about 6 bucks per metre. So I will persist.


Nigel Patel said...

It is a nice pattern, though.

Violet said...

Thanks, I think so. Wish me luck.

Nigel Patel said...

Good luck!

Angela said...

Now I know that isn't easy.

Good luck with the cutting.

Kazzer said...

It's not as bad as it seems - hang in there. Well done for the 6 bucks a metre. My wedding dress fabric was bought in Barker and Pollock for $8 a metre. Aren't we frugal?

Violet said...

nigel: thanks!

angela: thanks!

kazzer: wait - are you telling me you made your own wedding dress?