Tuesday, December 02, 2008

tailoring

I've been inspired by all the great coats people have been making lately. I checked out three tailoring books from the library. And I bought some purple wool from the Pendleton outlet ($4.50/yd!) it's a pretty plum color. I hope it looks good on me.

Now, all I have to do it pick out the pattern I want to use. I'm drawn to doing something simple, but I also saw this cool coat at Foundation on Alberta St. I don't like how it gapes at the bottom, but the neck treatment is cool. (I like funnel necks even though every style guide says they are bad for people with big boobs.)

Tonight, I almost finished my lace skirt. Now I just have to figure out how to hem, and what to wear with it! I was planning on wearing it to see A Christmas Carol on Thursday (in 2 days!) so I"m not sure if I'll be able to make a top to go with it.

1 comment:

sewer-sewist said...

How funny! I was noticing that coat at Foundation as well. I'm very intrigued by the neckline. There's a gray, cropped version of that coat in the window at a boutique on 10th & Lovejoy, too--which looks fabulous! It's a really interesting textural effect, isn't it?

~Sarah