Progress on James’ 18th c. suit. Actually, lots of progress, but on things that just aren’t things you take pictures of for your blog: black buttonholes on black fabric, interior linings sewn together, bias tape finishings. Blah.
However, due to photos of said progress being demanded, I’ve taken some for you, just a couple. One – proof that the frock coat now has two (count ’em, TWO!) sleeves with cuffs on them, and also half of the lining sewn together. Two – a pretty picture of my trusty Singer stitching on rows and rows of silver trim.
One more photo too, although not of James’ suit. These are new shelves! Look at all those boxes full of patterns and notions, all those hats on blocks, and other nicely organized things 🙂 It’s made a huge difference in getting things more organized in this so-called sewing room!
JennyMarch 22, 2010 at 9:45 PM
Oooo lovely! The trim is to die for, so exited to see this suit next month. ( I hope!) lol Duchess, I have those same stripey Ikea boxes. great minds think alike. 😛
Lauren RMarch 22, 2010 at 9:53 PM
IKEA ftw! Took a spur-of-the-moment trip down two weeks ago, on a tuesday I believe, and came back with many a useful thing 🙂
I won't be able to get down for April Gaskells, unfortunately, but the suit will be there!
AnonymousMarch 22, 2010 at 10:30 PM
Since I'm loyal to PEERS, and it will fit in much better at the Evil Faerie ball in May, it will have to miss April Gaskells.
Lauren RMarch 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM
OH? That's the first weekend in May right? That gives me, oh, another week or so, lol.
Olympe de la Tour D'AuvergneMarch 22, 2010 at 10:45 PM
Don't you love it when you find out you have more time for a project? The organization is lovely and functional, way to go!
The DreamstressMarch 22, 2010 at 11:41 PM
Suit looks great, and I am so envious of the organization!
Margravine LouisaMarch 23, 2010 at 12:59 AM
ubersexlich! simply devine! that lucky lucky man!
AnonymousMarch 23, 2010 at 1:09 AM
I guess it gives you an extra week…. Don't feel obliged to use it.
Lithia BlackMarch 23, 2010 at 6:03 AM
The suit looks superb! And the trim is to die for!
American DuchessMarch 23, 2010 at 5:38 PM
James, if it's not done by April Gaskells, it won't be done by PEERS, lol. That's a weird way of saying "of course it will be ready!" because I have to ship it to you, so it will need to be done mid-April, in case there are problems or time with shipping (heaven forbid!).
Ladies, thank you so much! I know it seems like I'm just showing you the same thing over and over again, but I know you all know the tedium-stage of stitchery that isn't much to look at but vitally important.
MrsC (Maryanne)March 23, 2010 at 6:43 PM
Oh it's so true, it comes together with a hiss and a roar then you work your fingers to the bone for nothin'. There yought to be a seamstress's blues about it. But WE understand and it's just the right time to put it out thre for encouraging words 🙂
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