Sunday, March 31, 2013

Work in Progress

Part of my table centre piece for an Easter dinner with friends
First of all I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate!

Now that the weight of the unfinished Lady Grey Coat has been lifted from my shoulders, time to look at what's next.

On my cutting table I have a Colette  Beignet Skirt. Instead of lining the skirt as directed in the pattern, I am underlining it. So I am in the process of tacking the underlining to the wrong side shell pieces of the skirt before cutting out. I am using the brown striped fabric I picked up in England last year. When I saw the fabric it said Beignet skirt to me!

Making sure the stripes match exactly is the fun part!

Then I was very excited to get my Sewaholic Robson Coat pattern in the mail when I got home from vacation last week. I had picked up a piece of heavy weight poplin in a light grey from Nancy's Sewing Basket in Seattle last week that I think will be great for this coat.

But now have decided that light grey, while very versatile and will be great for spring and fall, is a little boring. So at Fabricland yesterday I bought some black and white dot fabric (not quite even spaced polka dots!) and bright yellow bias binding for the inside seams. I plan to do the epaulettes, flaps, belt and sleeve tabs in the black and white fabric and then my buttons will be bright sunny yellow (haven't found those yet!)!

And for a knitting update the Hedera socks are moving along nicely, I am probably a third of the way through the second sock so should be finished soon. I didn't do as much knitting as planned while away, but there was no problem with taking my knitting in my hand luggage on either Air Canada or United Airlines!


  1. Your striped fabric is intriguing!! I'm looking forward to seeing your beignet, and how you're underlining instead.

  2. That's going to be a great coat. I'm a fan of grey, but it can be a little boring, that's a great way to spice up the coat.

  3. Can't wait to see these projects when they're finished. :)