I'm right now sewing hair canvas to the underlining of the hem of the coat so that it hangs nicely and has some stability. I loved it when I got this month's Threads Magazine, it's like it was written especially for me. All couture details, hand stitches and underlining. I think that was their goal, get Melody. Well they got me alright, I don't know if many of you have seen the new
Mccall's pencil skirt pattern. Even my brother liked it, he said it was elegant. I want to make that with some of the couture details like the hand picked zipper. I had a skirt like that when I was in college that was red wool with the couture details and the hand picked zipper, I was so proud of that skirt. I wore it all the time. Now I have some great black wool that will look fabulous as that skirt and it'll go with every top I put with it. I want to finish the coat just so I can get started on the skirt (and plus I want to make a little newsboy cap to go with my new coat). So I've got a lot of sewing to do and I'm making progress. I may finish the coat today but probably not until tomorrow. Then the skirt, then the hat, then a longer coat to wear to NYC. Oooh and I'm absolutely fascinated by the convertible dress. I just have to have it.
And aside from the last cigarette I had on Jan 1 (which got wet and broke two seconds into it) I haven't smoked a cigarette at all. YAY!!!