Greetings from Wine Country! I know, I owe you a post about a dress, and I swear it’s almost ready. I finally took pictures of the dress (and no, none with me in it) and need to compile post with pictures. It’s been busy at the ol’ day job lately and by the time I get home at night I am crapped out. This translates to no sewing, definitely no writing, and a lot of ramen for dinner. All of this needs to change!
Recently, though, I had a fun fabric run. You know how sometimes the universe converges and makes things happen, like you’re sitting at a light on a long street and all of the lights turn green sort of feeling? I had that day. I decided to pull the trigger to make my first coat, (egged on by this post and this post and all the posts) and knew exactly the fabric I wanted to make it from. I’m on a spending sabbatical due to the death of our refrigerator late int eh summer, and have been trying to recoup some funds in not spending any extra money. Obviously I threw this whole business out the door with the run to the fabric shop, but I feel better about it than I thought I would. I’m easily swayed.
First green light, my boss went to lunch early (which never happens!) so I could sneak out a few minutes before lunch. Please don’t tell on me! I made it to the fabric store in the next town over in record time, no traffic or holdups.
Another green light: I told the nice lady at the cutting counter how much yardage I needed and there was exactly that amount left on the bolt. I also asked if they happened to have my pattern of choice in the back in the size I needed as it wasn’t in the drawer (which always happens to me) and lo, they actually did.
Heading to the front register, there was a long ass line there too (everyone and their little purse dog was at the store, I swear) but it actually moved at a regular pace. At the register, my fabric was not only on sale, but so was the pattern and the nice lady running the till gave me a coupon for an additional 20% off my whole purchase. WINNING. I got out the door, and back to work without the boss being any the wiser that I snuck out 5 minutes early, and even got back 5 minutes before my lunch was over. Yes, I’m the type that makes up my time even if no one knows it’s missing, what can I say I’m well behaved.
With the universe converging and giving me green lights for my first coat. ANLOOKATHISFABRICCCC:
I know, it’s a little cray. I told myself to make something more sedate, but I already have a long black wool coat, a mid length camel colored coat, and a bunch of little jackets in various colors including denim, velvet, etc. It was time for something lively, you know? And I try as I might to find a single color and be an adult with my fabric and clothing choices, this is why I sew. I don’t want a bunch of solid colored things all the time – I can find that stuff in the wild. When I saw this fabric a while back it called to me, and I’ve been thinking of it ever since. I was so glad there was just enough for my coat. Thank you, Universe!
A coat of many colors to come!