Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I have my wonderful Minoru jacket shell and lining cut out and marked. It actually became a chore, which surprised me as layout and cutting are a favorite task for me. When I pressed the fabric, I noticed there were discolorations in the shape of semi circles along one selvage...as if the bolt had gotten wet! I was able to cut around most of the flaws and layout the remaining pieces so any dark color will be hidden when wearing. I then took out a second piece of fabric which I had bought a few months after the first. The dye lots were slightly different and the texture of the uncut corduroy is also different. Due to the above circumstances, my jacket will not have a hood. It's all good though.
Today it is snowing...finally. We are supposed to get up to 9 inches of snow so I'll be staying home and sewing today. Well, and shoveling as a break from sewing. Then, cooking as a break from shoveling. We live on a very steep hill and driving down the hill is exciting while driving up the hill when un-plowed is nerve wracking.
Have a wonderful day, readers. I'll be back with photos of my progress. In the meantime, it's a perfect day for quiet hobbies at home.