Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
to make a coat. (and to follow Jesus, but that's a different discussion and an old hymn, for those of you who didn't recognise it).
Anyway, it's gotten a bit chillier here on the NC/VA border, and I now have to walk from my car in a parking lot onto a school campus. The walk is far when it's cold.
So I'm thinking something about knee length or a bit above, that I can wear with a pair of jeans. Like a long black simple thing that doubles as a long jacket. Or deep pink, or orange, or a nice browny-beige. And fairly lightweight, and definitely NOT a trench. Nothing with a tie or belt.
I'm researching now, and have found these things:
This, but a bit shorter, above the knee:
Or perhaps this, longer:
Or maybe this. Not sure how I feel about the collar, though:
As I am currently so consumed by my biology class (I think my head may explode any minute now), any sewing I do will be to simply keep my sanity. I think this coat may be just the thing.
Monday, October 5, 2009
some ideas. I could use some help here.
I sponsor a Compassion International child in Haiti. She's about 7. I'd like to send her some homemade things, but what?
The problem is that it has to be flat. I have to be able to fit it into an envelope that's only 1/4" wide.
I've already sent paper dolls.
Meanwhile, I'm buried under Barbie's dress re-do for a choir concert. It's "The Ed Sullivan Show" and she's singing "People" (by Barbra Streisand). She found a vintage dress online and asked me to copy it. I'll have to let you know if I actually get to doing it -- although I got a $30 wedding gown to revamp and lots of black tulle and satin. So far, schoolwork has prevailed, but I'm hoping to get to it in the next day or so.