Monday, November 2, 2009

Slow and not so steady

Man alive, can I go any slower on this jacket? I've hit the wall and just want to throw the whole damn thing away. The trim is completely on the jacket and the pockets. All I have left is the lining and the finishing stuff like hemming, understitching, etc.




I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . . .

19 comments:

goodworks1 said...

Yeah, I'm not one for long drawn-out projects either, but you can do it! Yeah, I'd be thinking of every other project that would be more fun too...

Patty said...

Stick with it! Since I haven't even started my Chanel jacket, I am living vicariously through those of you who are actually working on one.....I look forward to seeing your finished jacket :-)

Bunny said...

That trim is so perfect, Dawn. Great eye! Stick with it, girl.

Dana said...

Relax, take a deep breath. I know you can do it!

julia said...

That trim is going to be what sets your jacket way above the norm!!! I love your fabric.

NGLaLALa said...

The trim looks great! You can do it!

becki-c said...

The trim looks fabulous! It also looks like it was the most time consuming part. That means that it is all down hill from here. It is always so easy to get hard projects started, but like my mom always said, "you can't wear them until they are finished."

Rachel said...

I cannot wait to see that jacket. It will be worth it so just keep at it.

Tamara said...

YOU CAN DO IT! I know that feeling of just wanting to chuck a project. You'll like it again when it is all finished. It is looking fantastic! I love the trim.

Little Hunting Creek said...

It looks pretty so far - you can do it! I know this feeling well - you just have to power through to the end and then you can do something short and sweet

Digs said...

A tip: next time, start by making the lining - it's so easy & quick, and you'll get it done fast because you'll be so eager to get your hands on the fashion fabric.

I'm with becki's Mom on the finishing bit: my mantra is "If I don't finish, it'll all have been a waste of my time". Sometimes, when I'm feeling particularly negative towards taking that next step, it becomes "until I finish, I'm wasting my time". A little bit of tough selflove can really help. Nudge.

goodworks1 said...

You know, the more I look at it, the more I think I have some of that same fabric...or it's twin sister... I've never had any inspiration about what to make with it. Hmmm. A jacket???

Marybeth said...

You can do it! I love the colors - I can't wait to see it finished...

Mountain Thyme said...

Dawn, YOU CAN!

meredithp said...

You could set it aside for a while, but that's where UFOs come from. Believe me, I know how to create UFOs.

Love how it's looking...great trim.

Alviana said...

i love the combination. keep it up! love to see the finished garment. good luck! :)

Shelley's Garden said...

I'm with good works. I also hate long, drawn out projects -- but they are so worth it when they're done. Your fabric and trim look great.

Martyn Smith said...

I really want to see this jacket finished... love the final selection of the braid that's you've chosen to make... very, very swish!!! Martyn from Kwik.Sew Patterns

Kathi said...

The trim looks great!! You CAN do it!!!