Saturday, July 30, 2011


What is my excuse? Summer? Violin? I don't know, but this is totally lame. I haven't kept up with my idea of weekly updates at all. It's been almost 2 months. Oh I am SO bad at following through. Sad face. Boo to me.

I have been procrastinating making a coat for my sister that I think is just hideous. I am a selfish seamstress, and I really only like to make what I find desireable. If you ask me to make you something, I will do it, but I will hate every single minute of it. Unless it was my idea. My design. My fabric choice. Everything. Mine, mine, mine. I am selfish. I don't want to make this giant, bathrobe shaped, dusty rose, faux fur coat. I'm not making that up. That is my current road block. Me no likey. I'm determined to just bang it out and be done with the damn thing.

So my vest sits with its buttons all in a pile waiting for holes and attaching. My stripey skirt fabric is dying to be flouncing and swirling around my ass in this gorgeous summer weather, but it's just sitting there next to the skirt I'm going to reverse engineer. And the bolero-ish jacket pattern doesn't even have a fabric to go with it. Oh, and I have a lovely piece of coral that I found in Puerto Rico that really wants to be a pendant. It looks like a tree and wants wire wrapping.

But, I have been making the strings sing a bit better, and did a wire sculpture that is almost ready to be given to some friends. Even mounted in into a block of wood that I painted. I reorganized some stuff in the house and it feels a lot more functional. I must focus! I must have some sewing time. It seems I must eek it out in the wee morning and late night hours, and I've just been resisting that.

Goals for this week:
1. Adjust the shoulder seam, and finish drafting the collar piece for Rose's fugly coat. Cut the final fabric.

2. Vest buttons on!

3. Finish sculpture.

Next week:
1. Stripey Skirt! May need to buy a zipper.
2. Design shirt to go with it. Use the white dot lace.

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