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16 December 2007 @ 02:57 pm
Quick update  
There hasn't really been much to post about lately. Christmas shopping hasn't been much fun because it's been so cold+rainy. I can deal with the cold. I love the cold. It's the rainy part that pisses me off. and cold+rainy=less visibility. I'm a very paranoid/cautious driver, and I hate it when I can't see what is going on around me. When I went out last week to do some Christmas shopping, I had to drive with a few windows rolled down so I was comfortable with what I could see around me, and then the cold+rainy got into the car :(

My blouse is pretty much done. I have a little bit of finishing left to do on the collar yet, but I've finally got everything attached together. It fits pretty well and it's hopefully at least a little flattering D: The neck of this pattern gave me so much freaking trouble. I thought it looked straightforward from the pattern, but none of the peices matched up at all. I had a hell of a time trying to get it to work out. In the end, I ghetto rigged it and basted it all together. The inside looks nothing like how the pattern says it should. Perhaps because of this, the collar isn't as big/open as on the pattern, but I think it still looks pretty nice. I just have to clip it a little more and then finish that seam and it's done. I still have enough time to make that ribbed longsleeve jersey top and if I really want to, a coat to wear to the wedding. Wool is pretty expensive, but I've always wanted a nice long black worsted peacoat. I wonder if I should just buy one? I mean, I have a nice leather jacket, and a horribly out-of-fashion but warm, oversized down coat that I can fit multiple sweaters under. But neither are really appropriate for this event. The first would not be warm enough, and the latter is unbeleiveably ugly XD But it's a great coat, so there's no way i'm going to get rid of it.

I'd thought about sewing a more fashionable dress coat, but it seems like a lot of work :X
On the other hand.. I haven't found very many websites that offer affordable women's dress coats. I've found a lot of swanky looking coats for 190-300 dollars, and I think that's very silly.
 
 
 
Nerdy Temptressbevo on December 17th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/pagebuilder/product_thumbnail_image?cgid1=638

These are pretty... Most of the stores that sell pea coats are sold out all ready... Like last month before turkey day Old Navy Marked all of theirs down 40%...and they are even sold out online. I hope you can get ideas though... *hugs*
HIDE your facekyonomiko on December 17th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, kudos to me for being prepared, huh? XD
We never need this kind of crap in Texas!
I checked out the link KT gave me below, and I think I'm going to (finally) sew my purple velvet pirate coat. It I modernize the pattern, it'll be fashionable and not a costume, right? XD
The Ten Thousand Things: SMT Vampkhet_tcheba on December 17th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
I get a lot of my coats and jackets from these people. The prices are really pretty good, and I've generally been happy with the quality of the clothing. You have to do a bit of digging around (unless you like animal print - that is apparently all the rage. WTF?), but it may be worth a try.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on December 17th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
I see, it all makes perfect sense now! :O
I found that leather number with millions of buttons on there ;O
Apparently velvet justacourps are back in fashion, so maybe I'll use this as an excuse to get off my ass and use that bolt of purple velvet I've been sitting on for years. I got some ideas for stuff similar to what I was going to do with that bolt anyway, and I bet it would be pretty warm. Thanks for the inspiration! :O
The Ten Thousand Thingskhet_tcheba on December 18th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Yay! You're welcome!