Lots of time in my studio, working on my raincoat for Paris. I used that gorgeous red/black cross woven taffeta I wrote about last time…
gorgeous to look at, a bear to sew on. Because it’s nylon, it doesn’t take a nice press, so crisp edges are not possible. But….I’m very pleased with it!
I used Vogue 8934, Marcy Tilton’s shapely “cocoon” coat, but used the collar and detachable hood from Waffle Pattern’s Tosti Jacket.
I made it sufficiently roomy, to allow for layering over jackets and vests
I hadn’t ever made a detachable hood, so I got to learn a new technique, and also learned how to use my new Goldstar Heavy Snap Press Machine.
I’m wearing my birthday present from Dave, a wonderful necklace from Kathleen Nowak Tucci, made from Harley-Davidson inner tubes and stainless steel brake cables (!)
Cool, isn’t it?
While I was working on the raincoat, I listened to The Atomic Weight of Love, by Elizabeth Church, which I loved, and Don Delillo’s newest book, Zero K, which was just ok. Both are on Audible.
I’m still getting almost daily pictures from the dog breeder…the puppies are alost 3 weeks old, their eyes are open, and they’re SO CUTE.