December 17, 2010

Phew, That Semester is Over

Didn't think I was gonna make it through that one but, here it is at a close.  It's been a busy 4 months for me so I'll update you on what I have been up to.  First off, I'm only two semesters away from graduating!  Yay! 

Secondly, I wrote a short story that will be published in my university's literary magazine, the Totem.  It should be out sometime in April 2011. 

Thirdly check out the coat I made from some vintage wool I picked up at an estate sale over the summer. The pattern I used was Simplicity 2508 ( a project runway pattern ).  The patttern got sized up one size and some small style changes made before putting it together.  Cutting the wool made me very nervous because there was just barely enough to make the coat and since it was vintage wool, there was no running to the store for more.  I quilted the back panel with silver thread for extra warmth and then added an embroidery that says, "Home is where you are" onto a yoke that I inserted over the back panel.  I have to admit, I'm proud of this one.


A.J.A. said...

Very cool! I love the embroidery, and vintage woo, and pattern, and quilting...all around gorgeous job. And it will surely keep you warm too :)

The Faded Stitch said...

It definately keeps the wind out, I made it just big enough to fit over my hoodies and thick sweaters.

hiddendoors said...

wow, great job on the jacket!