Do you ever wishful sew?
It’s finally fall here in San Diego, or what passes for fall. Temps are cooler, especially at night. There are one or two trees that turn color here and there. Oddly enough, palm tree leaves don’t turn color. I think I’ve mentioned maybe once or twice or thousands of times before that I love fall. It’s my favorite season. Fall in New York City is just so beautiful. Have you ever seen the movie When Harry Met Sally? I love all the fall scenes in that movie.
I miss the smell of leaves on the ground and the brisk fall air. I miss wearing a fall wardrobe. I have a sudden hankering to wear tweedy coats and big fluffy sweaters.
So, if I sew tweed coat, will a real fall magically appear here? Oh I know it won’t, but a girl can wish, right? And that’s where wishful sewing comes in. You see, I saw the new Mood blogger Nikki’s post on a tweed coat last week and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. Seriously. I keep looking at it. Looking at the Burda pattern, looking at tweed fabrics on-line. I’m full on obsessed. I can’t even finish my vest right now because I can’t get my mind off this coat. It’s the perfect lightweight fall coat. Really, it is. No closure, loose fitting, simple lines. Fabric choice is gonna be crucial here if this coat is gonna work in this climate. I will have to search my stash to see what I have. If I don’t have something just perfect, I might have to make a special trip to LA now, won’t I?
Ain’t that coat suh-weet?
You think I’m crazy, right? I mean, I live in sunny San Diego. I need a faux fur vest AND a tweed coat? omg, I am nuts.
But I’m gonna make that coat. Oh yes I am. I’ve already downloaded the pattern. I’ve traced it off and I’m gonna make a muslin of it. I’m hoping I won’t have to do much in the way of alterations, but we all know how successful wishful thinking actually is by now, right?
Do you wishful sew? Do your wishes come true? Please say they do.