This new jacket took only 7 hours to make compared with the Chanel @ 75. It didn't call for lining but looks so much nicer with lining I used the gold poplin/silk. Those are drop pleats at the hems so the lining has 'give' to it. It's all put in by hand at the outside edges. I'm pretty quick these days with the 'fell stitch.'
This is the next project a pistachio dupoini silk blouse in a pattern I have used before twice. I have a red silk one and it's so gorgeous. The problem was getting it on and off. I have changed the pattern to have a zipper in the back and I enlarged the whole blouse by 1/2 inch just to give me extra room so I'm not splitting seams when I wear it. You know it fit once I had it on getting it off was a problem that is when seams split!
Took the dogs to the beach the other day. Did you know there is no ocean smell at our beaches? The reason being it's cold here. The forest has no smell either.
That is a lump of coal washed up on the beach. These can be picked up to burn as fuel. I thought the dogs would really love this but I realize they don't care where they go as long as they are near us!