bicycle. · flannel · laminate · Patterns · rain jacket

Sewing Stuff.

I’m excited and nervous because I finally took the plunge and bought me some laminate fabric.  Was that weird sounding (I am weird and do get nervous over things like laminate and silk organza)? Let me start over. Last spring I decided I really needed a rain jacket. I walk the dog even when it’s drizzly and trying to wrangle him and an umbrella is difficult. So I started looking at rain jackets and they are expensive and they are NOT cute. I wanted a cute jacket, like when I was a little girl, with cute rain boots. If I’m going to be walking the dog in the rain I definitely need cute rain boots, don’t you think?

Just a peek at some new patterns I may or may not ever make.

I just couldn’t help myself. It was on sale for $1!!

Any way I started looking at laminate fabrics. Those are the types of fabrics they use to make picnic table clothes and toddler craft aprons. There are lots of nice ones but they are not cheap. In fact the fabric I wanted was almost twenty dollars a yard! So I was nervous to take make the commitment. What if I mess up? What if making a jacket is too hard? I finally found a pattern I think will work and not be too beyond my skills and I got a gift certificate to my favorite fabric shop to make the financial cost a little less so I went ahead and bought the shiny cute fabric.

The laminate has birds on it and the lining is the cute bicycle
flannel. The picture you see is the pattern I’m using.
The laminate has birds and french writing and I thought
the bikes sort of looked french too.

I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m excited nervous! I thought since it will be a longer project you might like a couple of posts about it along the way. I am going to a writer’s conference and have that date as my tentative goal to have it finished (so I can wear it of course). I also thought blogging about it might keep me motivated when it get’s to be too long. Let me know what you think.

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