Anyway, I hate finishing. If I could just have someone come over and do the rest of it, I'd be pleased, but on the other hand, I'd hate that I didn't accomplish the finished product, and I'm sorry but I like to be able to show off. Yes, I said it, I like to show off. Hell, that's what sewing is all about, the art of self embellishment.
Just this morning I was talking to Sheryl, she was telling me all about Con-Fusion and I told her she was "geeky" well she was a good sport about it and went on to tell me that it was cool because she could do her other 'geeky' hobby, sewing. SEWING!!! Whadya mean, that's not geeky! She said it was, Mick agreed, my brother agreed and her husband Randy agreed. She didn't understand why I couldn't see it. Although her "convention" thingy sounded just like a big sewing expo but for science fiction and the like. She said it was exactly the same but only with dudes and parties. So I ask you dear sewing readers, are you geeks??? Am I???
As if to answer my own question, I spent the weekend working out my SWAP (I mean, really, it's too damned cold to do anything that includes fresh air) and here's what I came up with
These are the fabrics that I've chosen to work with. All are from Fashionista Fabrics because of course!! These are the patterns I'm planning on using. This may change, because of the new Vogues that just came out but I'm pretty happy with the looks.
This last picture is of a Burda World of Fashion pattern from September. It's a really cute plus sized sweater top. I was thinking I would use this silver grey sweater knit from my stash but now maybe I'll use the chartreuse interlock that's just sooo cozy. Which should I use? Or should I do both? What do you think of the color combinations? I like it, I dunno. This is what my problem is, I want to move on to the other stuff before I finish the stuff I'm working on. What's wrong with me????
Anyway, I really do have to finish that coat because it is supa cold and I need it if I'm going to step outside (without looking like a jerk, in my stupid men's parka). Isn't it ironic that the thing that makes me so girly (my boobs) is also the reason I have to buy menswear coats and sweatshirts. What do those women who purchase boobs do, they don't look like they're wearing menswear, hmm?
Oh, Lisa, I love the steamer, I don't really iron anything anyway so I can't speak on that. I just know that when I used to work at Gantos (local clothing boutique) we used one to steam the new clothes before they hit the showroom floor. So part of why those store clothes look good at all is because of a steamer. I think it's really important in sewing, I've already used it instead of the iron and I had no issues of pressing down the fluff of the wool or (yikes) burning it. I'm a believer, and a bad ironer.