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Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Sewing Lawyer in her natural habitat
In other news, I cleaned up my sewing room. In part this consisted of bowing to the inevitable (I have too much fabric) and buying new plastic storage bins. But I also moved many large cumbersome items out of the sewing room (small, crowded) and into the newly vacated room next door. I'm hoping to get a handle on it all before it too becomes hopelessly crowded with stuff.
I'm liking being able to see the floor again.
But the most exciting thing is, I've fixed on how to trim my jacket. I found the perfect yarn to fabricate my own trim.
Before finding it, I was toying with the idea of a single strip of fuchsia velvet ribbon. Which, despite the colour, would have been rather restrained. I was considering trying to ruche it or something, but I wasn't very enthusiastic.
When I saw the recycled sari yarn, I figured the fuchsia velvet ribbon could be incorporated into a rustic crocheted trim. I tried weaving it through a chain.
Then I tried adding a strip of single crochet down one side.
Then I tried a firmer chain (had to go out and buy a new fat crochet hook for the purpose).
Ah, yes, I think this may be it.
Hoping you agree!