Okay, so we haven’t actually done any long bouts of hiking/cycling/running, but for the past two weekends, we’ve been on the road. First to my parents’, then to Ry’s, an even longer trip. It’s lovely to see family, of course. And it’s lovely to unplug for a while. Slow down a bit, gaze at mountains even if we aren’t able to climb any that particular trip. I admit, though… it’s sometimes a bit difficult for me to not only catch up with everyone’s mad blogging, but also with my own sewing and writing. I enjoy the recharge, and then I find my brain is less interested in staring at a screen, uploading images, etc.
I may also be a bit intimidated with this waxed canvas jacket. And I know I have some exciting projects coming up, and am a little behind. I just need to dig in on those. For now, I’ve been working on a muslin for the jacket. I’m using a standard khaki twill from my stash. Honestly, I felt a bit bad cutting into it, even though I don’t wear chinos, nor do I have any intention of wearing them. It was one of those weird “this is perfectly good fabric for something, someone“ moments. But I got over it because a) I’m out of muslin, and b) I wanted to work with something of a similar weight/drape. Still, the waxed canvas is heavier. And can’t be pressed. Because it’s waxed. Please, pretty please, dear machine… like this fabric. I implore you. One of the features that drew me to the canvas is that, once it’s creased, the wax starts showing up and fun textural changes take place. Thing is, I’m going to have to get over the fact that these changes are going to take place during the construction process, not merely after. Who knows what the jacket will look like once it’s all stitched and turned?!
Anyway, here are photos from the first fitting. Never mind the short zip. Of all the fabric and findings I stole from my mom, this was the only separating zip. That red is hot, though.
I’m off to make some changes, and try my darnedest to catch up with all of you lovelies… Thank you for all of the sweet comments on the Dirty Chartreuse dress :) Besos!