Also entitled - where have you been?!
Sorry it's been a while. I have been sewing, just not blogging - no excuses, life just gets in the way sometimes and I really have not got to grips with my ipad for anything other than listening to music and reading sewing blogs.
So here is my sewing related post of the year. As I've mainly been sewing work clothes I wanted to make something completely different and, unusually for me, not tailored. It's Vogue 8620 a Marcy Tilton Jacket.
I am using a denim cloured linen with a flowery cotton print for the binding and a chunky contrast zip. The white interfacing to the right of the photo is to prevent the linen from creasing - as far as possible. I've used this a lot recently, including a raw silk skirt I wear on a regular basis to work - It really works a treat and doesn't alter the weight or feel of the outer fabric.
Yesterday, in 28 degrees, (that's HOT for the UK) I began cutting and fusing the interfacing. After around an hour I gave up - it was way too hot in the sewing room. I had to cool down outside with a medicinal G&T!
Not much further progress this evening - I've been blogging!
And on a parting note, here is a picture of a creative genius and a gentleman.