Sunday, April 26, 2009
Burda 7786 Trench. Done.
Well it only took me 2 weeks! It shouldn't have though, I made lots of avoidable mistakes because I was too tired, and it was too late, or I didn't really feel like it.. mistakes I usually avoid by being quite smug about 'knowing when to stop.' So isn't it nice to know that even someone like me, who preaches, "sew in the moment" can get caught in a race to the finish?
I cut the lining too small and had to add bias tape to meet the shortfall.
Well, and talk about "third nipple." The darts have to be sewn right up to the apex, where they pop, because the dart is so short and steep. What's more, the metal fibres heated up so much while I was ironing the darts that they caused the fabric at the top to pucker.
So now we have triple nipple ripple. Diana, I hope we can still be friends.
But all is forgot when I put it on and just enjoy my little bit of Trench fun. Lots of Trench details are missing of course, because I just didn't have the fabric, but the broad shoulders and large pockets and close fit are all there. And it's just so 70's looking, isn't it, that metallic fabric, the small lapels, the big buttons.
Do you think I could be an extra for "Life on Mars?"