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??!!