Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Still plugging away at my Lady Grey

Sorry there isn't more exciting news, folks, but this coat sure is a labor of love for me!

It took FOREVER to hem the lining. Why I didn't just trim and then use my narrow hem foot is beyond me, but I guess got fixated on following the instructions. Oh well, you live and learn.  I also added the lapel facing to the lining. I know it is not exactly a usual or standard color combo, but I just love how the orange and turquoise looks together. Am I crazy?

I also finished step two of hand stitching - the twill tape is catch-stitched down for the roll line and the area below the roll line is all basted. So, now let the pad stitching begin!


Faye Lewis said...

Looks like you are coming along nicely. Diligence and persistence is the only way to beat Lady Grey down.

Marie-Christine said...

It's not a race, it's OK for it to take however long it takes you. And no, turquoise and orange aren't bad, they're complementary and that's cool.

Clio said...

Faye - SO TRUE!! Ha!

M-C - Thanks! I just love the combo but it isn't for everyone.