Sunday, September 22, 2013
The threads are a combination of filament silk and spun silk. The filament looks much nicer and seems to wear better, you really can barely tell the difference between the spun and regular DMC cotton, which is deeply annoying to me but this is all left overs from other projects so it's not so bad. I'm really happy with how this is looking so far. The stitching is also going fairly quickly which is a nice change from some of my recent projects.
Sadly I don't have a picture of the totally done elevation coat, but you can get a general idea of what I did from the pictures. I'm very pleased with the design I came up with for the cuffs. My original plan for the neck was more elaborate and I think would have been more effective but the lady who received the coat was thrilled with it as is, so it all worked out. Trying to sew a garment without measurements is bad enough, but when it's for something like a Laurel elevation, when it's going to be seen by literally EVERYONE and you really do want the person to be happy with it, it's a little scary. I'm very glad she was so happy and that it fit so well.