Also on the bingeing list has been author Juliet Marillier who is a New Zealander and writer of adult and young adult fantasy. Escapism at it best. I think I'm on her 5th book so far.
In amongst the binge watching and reading, the towel warp on the big Macomber has finally started.
I have to tell you weaving with hemp is a bit fussy and rough. I'm not sure how these will turn out but what the heck, it will have been a learning experience from start to finish!
The sewing salon has seen some action too. I made another Java Jacket as a vest, reusing the double sided wool from a Soho coat I hated and adding some other fun wool scraps along the way.
I went down a size and I really need to go down another. I was afraid to with the thick fabric but I will refit the whole pattern next time around using summer weight linen. That's the plan at least, for now.
One of the new Linnet Japanese patterns got a work out too. I ditched the collar, I always do. I as impressed with the sleeve fit and the overall shape. This is a wearable muslin and there will be a few additional minor tweaks, but I'm pretty happy with it right out of the envelope. These patterns are well written in English.
I have a new pants pattern (Sew House Seven Nehalem Pants), cut and ready to hit the sewing table after I finish this blog post.
There just hasn't been much going on. We're all getting mighty worried about the upcoming fire season. We have had NO SNOW and there is no snowpack. Rainfall has been pretty scant too.
Scary stuff but might as well have some fun with it now. I leave you with this catchy rain song from The Weather Girls!
Parting shot: Pillow Pups!