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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jury Duty = Hand-Sewing

I’ve been putting off working on the 18th-century-inspired jacket because I had reached the stage where everything left involved hand-sewing.

Things that had to be done by hand: top-stitch the jacket front, tack down the vintage lace, attach buttons, make button-holes, attach collar and attach vest fronts.

I had jury duty today and spent a lot of time in the waiting room. Buttons and button-holes are done!Image

Here’s a peek at the lace on the jacket:


I just need to attach the collar and vest-fronts, do some clean-up and then I’m done!

I also made some mini “cockades” for the cuffs. I might also make some for the collar, but that will be saved for another day and another post.


Hot Air Balloons Are Up / Jules Verne Bathroom

My hot air balloons are now installed in the ceiling of my sewing room. (See my previous post here for more construction details). Originally I planned to put them in my bathroom but when my husband was about to start drilling holes in the ceiling he realized there was a lot of electrical wiring in the place where I wanted to hang the balloons.

Oh well, change of plans!


Putting balloons in my sewing room throws a slight wrench into my plans to redecorate my bathroom with a Jules-Verne theme. I wanted airships, submarines and other things inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days.

I’ve been posting ideas on my Pinterest board but it looks like I will have to figure out another way to do hot air balloons without ceiling holes.