..... and in typical Kathy fashion - didn't follow it.
I made some adjustments here, there and everywhere.
And because I didn't buy enough fabric, my coat is also shorter than the pattern indicated.
I lined my coat with silk, gave it pockets . . .
bought some really cool looking buttons . . .
then pinned them on the coat.
There the coat sits (collecting lint).
All this happened in September when it was 80. . .
Now that it is 30 . . . button holes need to be made and buttons attached.
And on a side note, last night was guild night and members brought in first quilts. I love hearing about how friends evolve into their passion. Lots of puffy, tied, template cut quilts.
Great quilts and great stories about learning to sew.
I'm thankful I learned to sew. Mother taught me on the old singer in the cabinet.
We made matching green 'shifts'.
I loved it.
So much so, that I kept sewing clothes for myself for a long time. Mom, remember all those clothes? And the prom dresses?!??!?!?!
I was lucky- I used to sew in the spare bedroom, or Grandpa's room we called it. You could say I had my own sewing room back then, because I basically took it over. There were many times that Grampa would come stay with us and surely he had to step over my piles of stuff. I distinctly remember mother telling me to "PICK THIS PLACE UP", then she decided shutting the door was a better option.
I am thankful I was allowed to foster my love of the art and craft of sewing.
Happy Weekend before Thanksgiving.
Thanks for stopping by during my
Take No Days Off November blogging challenge.