Sunday, April 26, 2009

Weekend Project: Of Excess

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

William Somerset Maugham

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde

If there ever was a time for TWO quotations, it would be when the theme was "excess"... ;)

Apparently, not only do I have Terry Pratchett's Monks of Cool on my side for this jacket, William Somerset Maugham and Oscar Wilde would also approve! Yes, the fake pink fur jacket is just about complete! All I have left to do are the buttons and buttonholes...

Hopefully I can finish one evening this week, after work... :)

Another update - the side panels on the bridesmaid dress are finished, and they seem to do the job satisfactorily. I was lucky that the dress fit around the top of the bodice, so that I didn't have to take it completely apart! When her arms are down, the panels aren't even noticeable. When her arms are up, they don't look bad...

I made the two side panels the same size, and one of them (but not the other) had to be taken in a bit. If sewing teaches you one thing, it's that people are not perfectly symmetrical! ;)

Gwen asked me how I enjoyed the work (she has a lot of experience doing alterations). It was an interesting challenge and I'm content with how it came out. For now, however, I think I'll stick with the occasional favor for a friend and leave the majority of the alterations to the professionals! ;)

Parting Shot: Sammy, whom I told is a dead ringer for Cole's Corner's cat Cowin, enjoys the sweet afterglow of a catnip roll in the morning sunshine...

You know that he's about to bring all that catnip into the house and spread it around our carpet, sofa and bed, don't you? ;)


AmeliaSews said...

The jacket is very cute. I really like making kids clothes- I can play with color and patterns that I am too grown up to wear myself.

The alteration looks very serviceable. Good job!

gwensews said...

That little pink fur is adorable! Your alteration worked, so give yourself a pat on the back!

My philosophy about sewing is--if it's fun-do it. Otherwise, "just say no"!