Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chanel Jacket Progress

I have a long way to go, so I'm trying to remind myself: It's a marathon, not a sprint! And with my first teacher work day happening tomorrow, I don't have the energy (or time) to re-draft this blog post, so I'm just gonna cheat, and link you to the post I just did for the Chanel Jacket Sew Along.

I have 1 piece left to quilt, but my walking foot keeps snagging my boucle. Kind of a pain in the butt. I've had lots of embroidery jobs keeping me busy (saving up for my next NYC trip already), so we'll see how much gets done this week! I think the next step will go quickly (Yay! for machine stitching!), and closing the lining will be the next ugly step.

I'm expecting my fabric to arrive from NYC any day now. I got some really lovely pieces at Paron's and Metro Textile. I'll photograph and post my faves once they land and relax!
Non-Sewing NYC Moment:

Friday night after dinner, we stumbled across a little shop called "Fur & Furgery". As we looked at all the lovely items in the window, the owner waved us in and showed us some of the amazing garments and hats he's made. The lovely I'm modeling above is a reproduction of a hat he made for the Queen of England. When the cashmere cloche he's making me arrives, I'll be sure to photograph it and show you!

9 comments:

Cindy said...

The hat works! My mom is a hat person and she would love this one.

You definitely are not behind on the chanel...I haven't begun!!
I am going to jump over the the Chanel site to see your update.

Lindsay T said...

Me too, nothing done on Chanel.

Try quilting without the walking foot. I seem to recall that worked for me.

Do you miss NYC?!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I will check out the Chanel site also and Girl, you are wearing that hat !!! Very nice.

Dana said...

Your jacket looks great, love the fabric...and the hat!

JoanneM said...

Wow Kristine. I am so proud of you. I have not touched a thing since I got home.....I am back to work......and my free time has been kidnapped......

Gorgeous Things said...

Love that hat on you! I really am dying to see the cloche. I'm sure it will be fab!!!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

OMG you are having a cashmere cloche custom made for you?! I am BEYOND jealous. Posts pics as soon as you get it!

Kathi said...

I love hats - I wish they would come back into style!! Can't wait to see your custom order!

Michelle said...

Awesome hat! I bought hats the last time I was in NYC, too! My friend Sheryl was mad because her "giant head" prevented her from wearing cute hats and my "tiny, normal head" enraged her ;). Of course, Sheryl gets to live in NYC and is fantastically gorgeous, so I told her to shut it.