Monday, May 2, 2011
I'm supposed to be at my desk by 9:00 a.m. Somehow, I got there, but don't ask me how. And don't ask me what I did all day; I was busy but the fog in my head really prevented me from noticing exactly what it was.
Obviously the cold is still with me, and the cold medicine is doing exactly diddly at this point. So I decided to do something else medicinal - sew.
I'm actually closing in on finishing one of those long overdue Fatinas, and to complete it I need a little jacket. I decided to trace off this jacket from the collection of vintage patterns Mimi lent me last week.
I didn't get far.
The envelope didn't seem too thick, but I figured maybe the original owner had someone like Mario around, who can re-fold pattern tissue in factory folds until almost its original thickness. No such luck. Of the dress and jacket pattern pieces, there was the skirt front, skirt back, and jacket front. That's all.
The collar will probably be the most difficult bit, but I think it's do-able. The pieces here are drawn to scale, and I'm glad they have the grainline arrows clearly marked. I'll start with the jacket back, and work up to the collar.
But not tonight. Know why? In addition to not having the pieces to trace, know why I can't draft the new pieces?
Because I ran out of freaking tracing paper.