The top two photos are the male Sandhill Crane. The bottom is the banded female. We were really thrilled to hear her arrive the next morning as he called for her the entire day before. She is searching around for a nesting spot and she is also dancing a lot to the male.
Kalen wanted you to know he was there when the jacket photo was taken watching me! I am now going to start on the lining. If there is one important tip I got from Gertie's class it was how to grade a seam! My collar looks so good doing it Gertie's way. See the below collar in the green silk. You can see that the under collar is rolling out and showing. This I made when I first started back sewing here and didn't know how to grade a seam properly and you get that rolled out look. I also will be putting in tiny pik stitches on the under collar side to hold it in place. I plan on fixing this green jacket, I didn't have the proper interfacing when I made it either.