Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Can You See It?

Fortunately, mouth wounds heal rather quickly.  My lip is sore and has a bump on it, but is definitely getting better.

I've been working on the piping for my jacket.  I covered rat-tail cord with red satin.  To keep the bias satin strips and slippery cord from going wonky on me, I hand-basted every step.  It takes some time, but that's fine.  I'm almost finished  binding  two pockets, one CF and collar sections.

There are several outside corners to apply cording.  I need to be able to see up close and personal at the corners when I machine sew the binding.  I must get a pair of magnifying headgear that's recently been talked about among some blogs.  I do have a lamp with a magnifier.  And, I have this really great attachment for my sewing machine.

The magnifier is specific to this Bernina machine.   It has saved me pulling my hair out many times.  Love it! 

Sometimes, we need to see the bigger picture! 

13 Talk to me:

Teddylyn said...

Oh! Your jacket is coming along fabulously! I love the black/white/red combination. It will be a really classic piece. Can't wait to see it finished!

Lynda in LV

Tanya said...

Neat attachment, can't wait to see the jacket I think the trim will really make it pop.

Little Hunting Creek said...

I love black white and red - and I am so glad your lip and you are feeling better

Faye Lewis said...

Love the red with the houndstooth. A classic!

KID, MD said...

So fun!! I'm glad that you are healing and that your jacket is shaping up.

Elaray said...

I hate to have to admit it, but I'm very excited about that magnifying attachment.

The black and red look great together.

Fran said...

I love the red and black -- this will be a beauty!

Trudy Callan said...

What a great attachment. Your jacket is going to look so nice with the red and black.

Kathi said...

This is going to be really pretty!!

Aminat said...

That is a classic combination....can't wait to see the finished garment, Glad your mouth is feeling better

Julia said...

Thank goodness for trifocals!!! I couldn't function without them. My daughter just called to tell me that Emory fell and hit her mouth on the coffee table. She called just as I started reading this post. My daughter's aunt-in-law is a dentist so she called her and feels better. Emory's teeth aren't loose or anything. She's really swollen and bruised though.
I can't wait to see this jacket. I saw a lady with a brown houndstooth cape yesterday that was really neat. I may try to copy it.

Lindsay T said...

I want one of those magnifiers!

Linda T said...

This jacket is going to be so special. I look forward to seeing it on you!

I am not sure what you did to your lip but I hope it continues to heal quickly!

Vernon Fashion Studio

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