Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Tweed Procrastination

I found a wonderful Danish pattern company last winter, ShopOnion. Ordered two patterns and took a long time to get going - the tracing of patterns, so many panels. And then... forgot to add the seam allowances, so coat too small, hanging forlornly on Shirley for weeks. Finally I added two front bands, extended collar and put in a zip instead of buttons. Any opportunity not to make buttonholes is a cause for celebration!

 Lined the collar with upholstery velvet.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Things were slow

 I've been doing the rounds, but haven't been inspired to buy. Some autumn ennui and a heavy heart. But Ernie had this little hand today - beautiful celadon enamel over cast iron. I plan to use it as a salt dish.