Okay, so since I have a bit of free time right now before I start making albums again I went to the fabric store and bought some patterns. I REALLY have been wanting to make a nice winter coat, that I can wear when I'm dressed nice. Right now, I have a nice white ski jacket that I wear about 99% of the time, and a really awesome Walls western riding coat. My Walls coat is so warm and fantastic, but it's designed for like ranch work, so it's really casual. I don't have anything really suitable to wear when I'm dressed up.
So I buy a few patterns at the fabric store and come home and the fabric I wanted to use is a gorgeous wool herringbone I got from my grandma. It's vintage and just beautiful! I wasn't sure if I would have enough fabric... it was going to be close, but then as I start laying it out I notice the wool has some moth holes. Not many, but enough that I know I won't be able to squeeze the coat pattern out of it. So I'm a little annoyed already. I can't find anything else I'd like to use, except a really gorgeous rusty red velvet... and frankly I know myself well enough to know I wouldn't wear a coat that color enough to justify making one.
So instead I pull out some brown tweed suiting and decide to just make a fitted, lined, cropped suit jacket. So I get started. There are a lot of pieces, and it's time consuming. (I am using a pattern.) I know my way around a sewing machine. I enjoy sewing... when I have time, and fact is, I'm a pretty good seamstress (hence the decision to make a coat rather than just go buy one...) Last fall I picked up an account as seamstress for a large professional dance studio in Boise. I handled all the costume alterations for the elite dance team. So, anyway, I'm making this jacket, it's taken several days, it's basically finished now, and I hate it.
I am so annoyed. I get so frustrated with myself when I make something and it does not turn out. I need to do something with this jacket to make it workable because right now I am seriously annoyed. when I put it on, I look like a freakin'... errrr.. I don't know, but I just don't like it.
If I can't get it transformed into a likable state, then it will be available at the local DI real soon.
I'm sorry this post is really stupid. I just wanted to VENT.
I am so annoyed right now.