When I recently wrote about sewing and swearing, I got a comment from Melissa which struck a little too close to home. She said, I can't look at that boucle without seeing a scratchy 1970s couch!"
That was a thought I'd been trying very hard not to think right then, but after hearing someone beside me say it, it was impossible to ignore.
It was the orange boucle elephant in the room. Which may be why it took me more than 3 weeks to make a jacket which I've made once before (successfully) and in less than a week.
There's nothing overtly wrong with it. The fit is fine, the fabric (when I'm not thinking upholstery) is beautiful. The boucle is soft and fuzzy and all things that boucle should be. The lining is chocolate brown silk charmeuse.
It's going in the closet to rest for a while, in the hope that those images fade and by the time fall starts in earnest I'll be ready to wear this most autumnal looking jacket.
Think autumn. Think fall. Think October, falling leaves, the scent of someone's fireplace in the air, brisk mornings, chilly evenings . . .
sitting on the scratchy orange couch in the den.
Next up, a pair of jeans for Mario. It shouldn't be a bad project. I've made jeans for me, and shorts for him. I should be able to combine those two skills and turnout a respectable pair of pants, but we'll have to see. It's amazing what one unsatisfactory project can do to your mojo.
The KwikSew cowl did make me feel better. Maybe I need one more pick-me-up project before I commit to the denim.
Matter of fact, I think I hear Vogue 1250 calling my name. Again.
One more quick knit dress and then the jeans, I promise.