12:00 p.m. I am back with bags. I have accumulated an additional bag over the week - how does it happen?.. Meanwhile, Rosie is checking out pockets on her jacket. Are these pockets supposed to be functional?
12:30 p.m. Before we leave, Susan shows us how to choose and apply the chain. Rosie's jacket gets a golden chain, while I pick a silver one.
|This is a chain from the jacket featured in Threads Magazine, Issue 121.|
See, how each link is secured twice with a double-strength waxed thread!
2:00 p.m. just before we leave I take this picture of Peggy's lining. Isn't this fabric gorgeous?
On the way, I am thinking of what else needs to be done until the jacket is finished:
- resew the hooks (yes, again, because I was too lazy and stabilized the eyes only)
- finish the hem
- clean-up the remaining sleeve vent
- attach the trim
- attach the chain
- final press (steam only)
Once in New York, I give Rosie a big hug, while she promises to take me to a new dumpling place in Midtown, where we both work. It feels like a new stage in my life and it's very welcome.
Now, back to you, dear readers. I still owe you images of the finished jacket - please give me another day - right now my face is red, and my nose is swollen from the flu that doesn't seem to end. And I would like to model the jacket for you!
And, finally, there is another, final post on this jacket and the class that will come some time this week to summarize the experience and to share with you a few great tips from Susan! But more about it later!