The world may be in chaos, but through it all, I can find peace in my studio, sewing and loosing myself in my projects.
This jacket, you may remember from a few weeks back, had only its front laid out. Now the back, sleeves and collar have their bias tubes basted in place and are ready for hand stitching.
The collar in process. I took this picture just before the strips were basted in place. I love how this looks, all the pins lined up in a row.
Unless I’m in a hurry, hand appliqué is a slow process, I’ll wait until night, the TV on, watching movies or series or documentaries. No news! I read the news in the morning to wake up and get moving. At night, I need to calm down and relax.
Meanwhile, I’m starting a new project. A long coat pieced in warm sand and gold colors.
The first couple of steps are completed, squares and rectangles cut out, first seam sewn, then cut again, sewn again, repeat. Finally, it’s at the magic place, where instead of a pile of fabric scraps, I can see the eventual design.