Well it turns out I don’t need to make curtains for my sewing room after all. My mother has very kindly offered to make me some. Thanks, mum! So we shall be doing some mother-daughter fabric shopping in December for curtain fabric and hopefully also for the kimono I said I’d make for her. I’d better hurry up and work out the layout for it.
In the meantime I’ve been thinking about making a coat this year. I have two very different potential patterns for it: Colette Patterns’ Lady Grey and Vogue 1276. The Vogue has two views but the one I’m thinking of is the long grey one. I’m not at all convinced by the short multicoloured one.
Or rather, I had two patterns to choose from. The December Burda arrived today, which was a completely unexpected surprise as I haven’t had the usual email to say it’s been shipped. There’s a great coat pattern in that, model 104. And it only needs a little over two metres of fabric. The Vogue and the Lady Grey want something like four or five metres, which is a little nerve-wracking when you’ve never sewn a coat before.
So now I’m trying to choose between three patterns. Decisions, decisions. I’ll just have to make my mind up fast before the January Burda arrives!