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Friday, August 28, 2009

Fat, Fire and Hooray!!

Before I get into the fat and fire part of this post, I am so excited that my friend Arlee Barr has a piece of her work (AND a wonderful article) in the newest issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors!! Check it out on page 82 & 83 of the Sept/Oct magazine. Way to go Arlee!!!!

Now for the fat and fire. See that picture of denim and scrumptious red fabric? Well, I've bitten the proverbial bullet and started cutting into it. (I'm going from the fat into the fire, so to speak). I hope this will be a long coat and I'm hoping even more that it will actually fit moi. I'm not a 'sewer of clothing' per se, even tho' I've made about 25 of the denim jackets. I can do those (so sayeth my brain!) because they are classified as 'crafty' not 'couture', if you know what I mean.

I have a huge horror of making clothing that looks homemade, as opposed to hand made so generally avoid it like the plague. I don't quite know if I'm brave or just plain an idiot, but I plan to cobble together several patterns to come up with something I like. I hope.

So far I have the denim pieces cut out and am eyeing them with the thought of hacking the sleeves apart and making inserts and maybe doing the same around the bottom. The pockets will be different too.

Never let it be said that I possess a whole lot of common sense!


  1. Good for you to be giving it a good try!

  2. Love that ruby fabric. If you find you don't want it when its finished....just pass it along to me. But I think you'll be OK - keep it simple and just wear it...never apologize, never explain.

  3. Go for it MA! I'm sure it will be fine! You are very talented and creative! I love the red fabric.

  4. What's commom sense got to do with it MA you just need talent and you have plenty of that so just go for it.
    Now that ruby fabric is to die for.

  5. I'm sure it will be a success. You are the one to make it so.!


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