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Monday, September 20, 2010

What Would You Do If...


Yes, I am still wanting this coat.


Lately, my hours are filled with architecture.  Some sewing projects are taking longer to complete like my boucle coat with military pockets.  I had to put it away until I could have Cecile at SEWING LAB last week help me sew my *biased* sleeve to the bodice.  I of course brought 2 other minor sewing repairs like I would get through the sleeve so fast. It took 3 hours to sew the right sleeve in.  At least I know I wasn't too far off on the first one. Not bad for teaching myself with a book.  I think this coat will be like a collectors train set, it is going to take a long time to complete and I may never finish it!  Do you understand that I want to hand sew finish each button hole?  I still need to....don't let me start.

I don't even have the buttons yet. It is something I savor in the back of my mind that I rocked the shoulder pads and sleeves.  Look at the bump out on the shoulder!  I love that I have come this far in sewing my first couture coat.  Half machine and half hand sewn.  You should see the lining.  You probably never want me to talk about this coat.  Too bad.


Honestly, look, I've never been more serious here.... What would you honestly do if you woke up tomorrow and at the foot of your bed or hammock or whatever you roll up in at night, and Dean Martin was singing Kentucky Babe to you with that extra Hamburger Helper yahda yahda yahda la da la la loo croony singing.  What would you do?

This is what Salinger was listening to when he wrote Down at the Dinghy.  Salinger's character, Boo Boo Tannenbaum was humming this as she was walking down the board walk to go convince some little boy not to run away in his little boat.  That's about as far as I got.  I think I put too much oil in my tub because I just slipped off this here chair.

5 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Freak out, possibly! I'm loving that coat, in fact I rather like it as it is without embellishment, it has a Jackie O look to it, pared down and magnificent. xxx

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

OH! I love this post SO much. You just made the most elegant/eloquent (in a beatnik way) "slip" I've seen in ages! By all means, keep talking about this coat! :)

Red Boots said...

You learned to make that coat from a book?? I am seriously impressed. I tried to teach myself to crochet from not just one book but two (and also several youtube tutorials). I failed miserably - I still don't know how to crotchet!

Wild and Precious said...

girl you just made me grin. love this!!

and that coat is looking fab!

Emilie said...

Nice coat!