3/16/08

My Weekend Was Sew Challenging


I did a lot of reading this week, specifically on Bagging a Lining. I read Thread's article on Kenneth D. King's lining method, Thread's Jackets, Coats & Suits article on Jacket Lining Made Easy, Palmer/Pletsch's Jackets for Real People, and more reading. It seemed the more I read, the more confused I became and by Friday nite I'd overwhelmed my brain on the topic. At one point I decided I would move on from my Jacket project, feeling that I'd taken on a project that I was not ready for.

Saturday morning, as I browsed through my patterns for a new project, I eyeballed the jacket and thought sheesh, if I can't finish that jacket what the heck will I do with another project that is challenging. I pulled out my Jacket DvD and no kidding, I must have watched it at least a dozen times until something clicked...lol.

I literally closed myself in my room and dug into getting that lining into that Jacket. Carolyn suggested that I use a lining that was slippery. So Friday I stopped at a fabric store and checked out lining fabric, but my brain was in overkill mode and I just walked out. As I headed home I decided that since I'd cut fabric for the lining already and with all the indecisiveness going on about the project, it would be best to work with it if and when I learn the lining method. After this escapade I will be loading up on lining fabric. Thanks!! Carolyn for your help.
Here was my Saturday Itinerary:

Morning




Noon
Evening


Midnight
I am totally exhausted....lol.

13 comments:

Adrienne said...

LOL girl I would be too!!! You've been busy!!!

Christie said...

Wow! Totally worth it!

Cheryl Wray said...

Your blog title made me laugh. SEW challenging! LOL

Mary Sarah said...

I'd be tired too! I don't know if I have your energy, but the lining sure looks great! Way to go!

Knitaholictoo said...

It looks beautifully put together.

Virtuous said...

Gurl I just love your attitude!! I need to adopt that thought - what will I do when I think another project is challening!

Glad you tackled it! Great work!

Lashell said...

Your progress looks like mine. lololol. I find myself up late a lot just trying to figure something out on the garment. The jacket is coming along really well.

Faye Lewis said...

Do it up girl!

gold said...

Glad you keep with it!!It is looking great!

del said...

Midnight?? Girl, that is some kind of dedication.

NikkiJ said...

Great work on your stick-to-it-tiveness. You have really dedicated yourself to improving your skills this time. I wish I could say the same. Me and the sewing machine just won't get along. I used to be that way with knitting, but now I can't imagine why.

Andrea said...

Wow!!! That's dedication girl.LOL You did a really great job. It looks good. I can't wait to see the finished jacket.

Sheila said...

Hi All and Thanks for stopping by. I'm nearing the finishing line with my jacket. I changed the sleeve hem, I didn't like the flounce edge and just made the standard sleeve hem. I'm in search of buttons and hopefully will have a pic soon.