Okay, so Sydney said that while I was taking a picture of her, modeling my coat.
She really does look good in it, doesn’t she?
I’m making her one, soon after I finish mine, except I’m going to know what I’m doing when I make hers and hopefully, that will lead to fewer mistakes. Hers is a lighter green denim and I’m trying to sell her on a black and white plaid lining. She’s skeptical. But, at least she’s willing to consider it…she hasn’t actually seen the fabric yet, so her mind is still open.
Anyway, I got the strip sewn down the back.
You can barely see it. And, most of what you see is the straight white lines I drew in the back of the coat to keep that strip straight. I’ll take a soft toothbrush to that and they’ll go away.
I also got the side seams in and I got one of them bound. After the second one is bound, I can hem it.
(that is not a rude gesture; just trying to keep the coat closed. if sydney was still here, we’d re-shoot that.
And, after that come the sleeves. I am not looking forward to setting the sleeves in and then binding the seam allowances. I am not, I am not, I am not. They were hard enough to do in the muslin and I could really just hem it and stop and hire someone to put the sleeves in, right?
No. My obsessive/compulsive nature will not allow me to be defeated by these sleeves. I can conquer all.
Yesterday’s interviewer didn’t want to be interviewing me any more than I wanted to be interviewed, so we had a silent gentlemen’s agreement that allowed us to bounce through that in less than a half hour. It was nice. Real nice.
I found out that today is not an interview. It’s a live test. I tried to explain it to Sydney. It’s like going to school, knowing you’re going to be given a test, and being taken to the gym and handed a test from a random class that you had no idea how to prepare for.
Everybody have a great Friday. I have a bee tomorrow and a half day off this afternoon. It’s supposed to rain cats and dogs all day long. It’s gonna be a good day as soon as I get this one little bit of unpleasantness finished with.