Don’t mind the title, I just liked the rhythm of the rotating letters. It’s a linguists thing, I think.
The snow is slowly washed away by the rain and again I am sitting in Bambi’s room, this time for the simple reason that he is playing Fallout 3 at the moment and the soundtrack are some pretty good 40s tunes.
I don’t want to set the world on fire
I just want to start a flame in your heart
In my heart I have but one desire
And that one is you no other will do
Some days ago, Jules and I decided to do a sew-along. We both are never out of sewing projects but rarely handle some of them if not forced to. So we looked for seven pieces to sew and here they are:
- Coat. Mine will be a black velveteen one with a high collar, nearly a dress with a small waist and a nice lining with a floral pattern. This will be the most expensive of the projects, but I’ve wanted a black velveteen coat for so long. This will be worth it.
- Trousers. A 70s look-a-like bootcut-bellbottom mix of greyish blue corduroy. I’ve already got the fabric and pattern in store, only the zipper is left needed, but I think my grandmother will be able to help me out with a matching one.
- Spats. They are not only quite sensible but also decorative and steampunky and I still have this wonderful herringbone patter wool. I’ll need some brass buttons, but I think this shouldn’t be a problem.
- Bag. I still need one for university when I don’t want to use my red-and-black chessboard one that’s somewhat uncomfortable sometimes and often too small or my large army survival rucksack. I recently discovered a tutorial for thicker plastic tarpaulin out of plastic bags, a nice recycling project and the bags of my favourite book store will make a perfect cover for a linguist’s bag with their letter print.I think it will be a messenger bag spacious enough for all my required stuff and an extra case for the laptop.
- Waistcoat. No special ideas here yet, sadly. Suggestions, anyone?
- Headgear. I really want a bonnet, so I’ll keep my eyes open for a pattern and some decent fabric.
- Shirt of Blouse. Well, I’ve got the pattern, the buttons and the fabric for a special pussy bow blouse (Is quite hard to find the English version of the German word Schluppenbluse, for those who don’t know, it’s a blouse with a large scarf attached to the collar that can be bound into a huge bow). I’m really fond of my idea and will surely show you the progress!
So this is our sew-along. I’m really looking forward to sewing again, and as I finally got my ironing board to Marburg, I’ll be able to start right now! So, if you excuse me…
Good-bye until next time!