Sunday, September 6, 2009

My plans for next weekend & a birthday card

Don't ask me why but I have this urge to make a silver trenchcoat! Crazy? Impractical? Wrong season? Probably! But.............I have the pattern waiting to be traced out, I have the perfect fabric, and I have a DH free weekend coming up (not that he would stop me sewing all weekend, you understand - but, you know...............) lol!


So, BWOF 11/08 #135 is my pattern choice. The only thing that I am not sure about is that I didn't really want a collar stand. I am going to try to figure out if I can get away without it - or see if I can include it in the collar pattern piece when I trace it off. For some reason it just isn't in my 'vision'!
This is my fabric. I Love It! It is like liquid silver, not too shiny but more than a sheen. My initial thought is that I won't line it and I have bought some bias tape in a tiny black and white gingham to bind the seams with. I am still pondering this, the wrong side of the fabric isn't slippery and I wonder if that will be irritating when I put it on over clothes - will it stick to whatever I wear underneath? I may see if I can find a nice lining but I would want something special - I like a little surprise inside :-)
I spent an enjoyable half hour in my sewing room this morning creating a birthday card for my Dad. I will post this tomorrow with his pressie - not sure if it will reach him in time as his birthday is next Monday but fingers crossed. I usually send him Amazon gift vouchers and am used to waiting til the last minute - I forgot that this year I had bought him something to post! Making cards suitable for males isn't easy as most stamps are geared towards women - but my Dad loves his coffee so this Stampin Up set 'Like it a Latte' is perfect for him. I used puff paint on the coffee foam - something I did with Sharlene when I first used this set at Stamp Club. It adds a bit more texture and dimension and is a bit of fun :-)
So, watch this space! I hope I don't end up looking like I should be taking my first step for mankind in my silver trenchcoat, roflol! I am going to make it anyway - sometimes we just have to give in to our sewing urges, don't we??!!

5 comments:

Fran said...

I think a silver trenchcoat is an awesome idea! That's why we sew, so we can indulge these whims and have fun while we do it!

gwensews said...

Oooooh, silve trench! Yes! It sounds divine!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Lovely card. I stood behind someone in the supermarket queue yesterday who was wearing a silver trenchcoat and she looked fabulous.

kiltsnquilts said...

Thanks all, I have had positive feedback from everyone about his project (also posted on SG about it) so it is going ahead this weekend. I have just remembered I have the perfect occasion for it's first outing - we are going to Wellington to see the World of Wearable Arts awards at the beginning of October, I will wear it then :-)

Debbie said...

Just love the card. I may have to copy as I wouldn't have used those colours. Where are the progress photos of the trench coat......