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It's always the projects I can't do...

...that I'm most excited about.

I'm happy with the results on the Japanese project, but I could have done better. Of course, that's why I used cheap clearance-rack plaid and sale calico. This iteration was more about learning how the garments went together. Still, the plaid and the purple look great together, and I'm wishing I had made my mistakes on something less interesting. And, of course, after being in the "I'm so glad that the next project isn't Japanese" state for Saturday night and Sunday, I'm already excited about the next iteration of Japanese.

Of course, if you rewind to 3 or so weeks ago, it was all about shopping for St. Mungos (because I thought I had good fabric for Japanese, and then I realized it's all in the warehouse and the deadline was upon us).

So we've got Mungo's to start on. Scrubs have to be done for Silicon.

I've got patterns. I like the Kwik-Sew pattern because the pockets, collar and yoke offer plenty of opportunities for embellishment. The women's pattern and misses' pattern have a button-down scrub top that is pretty cool too.

I've got fabric. The gallery isn't even up to date, I've got a stack of fabric I found while re-sorting the boxes of fabric from the garage that I haven't photographed yet (A copy stand! A copy stand! My Kingdom for a copy stand!).

I've got sewing machines and sergers that aren't overdue for a visit to the shop. I've got needles. I've got thread.

I've got a cutting table that's clean, and needs to be folded up long enough to vacuum the studio. Might get to that tonight.


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Sep. 6th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
I've seen inexpensive copy stands for as little as $40--eBay.
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Sep. 6th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: It's not fair you're prettier than I am.
Yeah, but the stitching (even if I don't care that it's not the proper hand-stitching for historical Japanese) is slop, and the pleats in the hakama are an absolute mess. On the sick-and-twisted side, I'm thinking about using the new needle-felting machine to lock pleats without visible stitching if I'm working with a compatible material.

I'm so glad I didn't cut the herringbone silk suiting for this try.
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Sep. 6th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC)
Re: It's not fair you're prettier than I am.
Yeah, I'm thinking suoh out of the herringbone.
Sep. 6th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
You should do fishies with the waves! or waves and fireworks! please to take pictures when you are done?
Sep. 6th, 2007 06:54 am (UTC)
Frost blue eyelash with moons overlaid over fireworks for the contrast/accent pieces for me, and netting over fish with (probably) snakeskin contrast/accent pieces for K...

...at lest for the first set of scrubs.
Sep. 6th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
I just told chriso about the St. Mungos idea.

She has an "idea."

...I think I may have done a bad, bad thing. :)

Sep. 6th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
I was guessing you were going to come up with some sort of wizardly tie-dye...
Sep. 6th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Scary thing is, she didn't tell me what the idea was...
Sep. 6th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
He has an idea -
piles of fabric wait for art:
is there a pattern?

[You guys looks great in the piccies - the shoulders are wonderful!]
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