Like the cheesy pose I talked him into?It just goes to show that when you aren't really excited about a project, you won't really have your mind on it. My head has been occupied with other things.
My Sew Chic Myrtlewood pattern arrived, as well as the pink and brown herringbone wool from which I am planning to make it. Now I just need lining fabric and an accent piece for the hip sash. I was planning a trip to Dallas yesterday with my mom to go to the Golden D'Or in search of the perfect thing, but Myra developed a stomach bug, so I stayed home with her. Now I'm waiting for some swatches of Ambiance and some silk dupioni to come from fabric.com in hopes of a color match. We'll see...
On the houndstooth coating front I've nearly decided to use Simplicity 2764, although I am very nervous about pattern matching. The front isn't actually a princess seam, but rather a shaped release tuck. Interesting construction, but we'll have to see how it plays out in real life. The cover picture shows a plaidish fabric, so I'm hoping that bodes well for my houndstooth, but I am worried about how my inevitable FBA will distort the lines. We'll just have to see. I'd like for this to be an early foray into learning some tailoring techniques, specifically stabilizing the raglan sleeve with a stay and building in some structure with interfacing. I'm also planning to add a lining, which the pattern does not include. It should be an interesting adventure.
These two projects have totally taken over all sewing portions of my brain, so I really can't be responsible for my actions in the sewing room right now. I think I may have to shove aside my January plans in favor of this dress and jacket. How fun is that!?
And before I go - another cheesy shot of my cute hubby!