Let me tell you a little story. Way back in the year 2008, in September, I began a project that would define my life. I began to make a wool coat.
Specifically view A:
I had purchased the fabric online from fabric.com: a coat weight wool in black with white flecks. It was expensive (to me) at $9.95 a yard. I cut the fabric, saving every scrap of the glorious wool. I lovingly sewed the coat together and it came together beautifully, although each fitting was itchy.
I had high hopes my friends. I imagined myself traipsing around Europe in my stylish wool coat. I only had a few weeks to finish the coat, but I was sure I could.
I started on the lining, was frustrated right off at how slippery the stupid fabric was, and how odd it was to try to sew slippery, no body lining to a full body, non slippery wool, sewed the wrong pieces together necessitating some seam ripping, got frustrated, said a few swears, and put the coat and the mal-sewed lining in a box vowing never to rip those seams out and cursing the lining. And I vowed that I would take a coat I already had to Europe, so take that stupid lining and wool coat that made me so angry I could spit. Ha! No Europe for you.
Fast forward to a few months later: my dear friend Sarah ripped those seams out for me. But I was still too angry to pick the project back up again. So back into a box.
Until a few weeks ago. I found confidence in my ability to sew from the projects that I recently completed, and decided that I would finish the coat once and for all. And you know what? Not that much work was left to be done. This all just brought me to the conclusive conclusion that I am, indeed, lame. And have a short fuse.
So here is the completed coat, in all of its glorious glory.
Look how happy I am that it's done!
Flash makes me happier.
So I really haven't mastered the art of self-portraits.
But I'm trying.
Here's a close-up of the buttons and fabric. The wool is so cozy, especially when lined to protect me from the itchiness.
Here's my messy hair.
And my attempt at backwards self-portraits.
Try again Gordita.
Ahh. There you go.
Cute buttons that TC picked out. Also, non seamstress TC taught me how to sew on a button all fancy like on REAL wool coats. (You know with the big knot underneath the button?)
Line them buttons up!