First, I wanted to show off the Acorn Trail cardigan I finished this week for my good friend Ruth:
Fearless February Sewalong over at the Ten Thousand Hours of Sewing blog. The point of the sewalong is to take on a project/process that you have been avoiding because of fear. The guidelines really hit home for me, because I have been planning to make a coat, yet doing everything I could think of to avoid working on it.
So I made a practice version out of muslin fabric to test the multitude of changes I need to make to the pattern. The sleeves took 3 tries.
Finally I was ready to cut the real coat fabric! But I was scared again. I got the kick in the butt I needed when Ruth and I went to buy sweater buttons, and I found the perfect buttons to use on my coat. They were not cheap buttons, so now I really feel like I cannot let this project languish.
Today I spent my snowy afternoon cutting out my coat and transferring the markings using tailor tacks.
Tomorrow, the sewing begins!
Linking up to Patchwork Times for on the needles!