Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Time for a rethink
I am going to have to rethink my ugly fabric entries. I will not get away with lining my denim jacket (ah, ever heard of a lined denim jacket?) but mostly the way the competition rules look to be swinging it's going to have to something more substantial, and sadly, on show.
The denim jacket is coming together nicely. I kind of got distracted when sewing the pockets and ended up making coffee cups. I love coffee. Very, very much. So much that I commissioned a portrait of my favourite coffee cups. No kidding, see?
So anyway, as I was attaching the bases I started to think how much the shape looked like a coffee cup and before you know it I had the tailors chalk out and was sketching on a saucer and a handle.
So I'm looking everywhere for ideas to use up my ugly fabric. I'm somewhat contrained, or blessed depending on your point of view, by only having a square yard of it. At this stage I'm thinking cami top to go under the denim jacket. The two shall be reunited at last. Anyway, I've got another couple of weeks before the competition starts so still time to muse over the options.
I've been asked to apply for a part-time job. It's a very good one, writing exam papers. If I get it, my blogging and sewing days will not exactly be over, but impacted, for sure. After 2 years out of my career, it's really strange to think of going back to paid employment, even a little bit. I kind of liked just hanging out spending my husband's hard earned money. But as any stay at home mum will attest, my share of it was hard earned too.
Posted by Mary Nanna at 8:15 AM