Every so often someone will approach me about a sewing project that has me looking like:
(Showing off new glasses which I unashamedly confess are from the Hilary Duff collection. Hey, I liked the shape and colors! But if she ends up getting turned out by "the industry" like some of the other young stars, I will be ashamed.)
A few weeks ago I got a call from the band coordinator at a private high school that triggered the above expression.
Apparently the band drum major is broad-shouldered and narrow-waisted and his current band jacket doesn't fit well. So they want a whole new one custom made. No. Not alter the other one to fit. Make an entirely new one. And it needs to look as close as possible to this:
And they want me to make it.
And they found a pattern that's similar.
But I don't get along well with commercial patterns.
They cause me to sit and stare into space for extended periods of time.
Which prevents me from being productive.
So I'd have to make my own pattern.
And make the entire jacket from scratch.
Never mind the fact that I make simple garments for women.
And not band jackets.
Or jackets at all really.
But they believe that I can.
And I can.
I have before.
So they gave me a box of materials and sent me on my way knowing I will.
And I will.
Other requests that brought about the above facial expression:
"Can you make me a comforter???"
"A slip cover for my oversized couch???"
"I know you wanna make me some curtains for every room in my house, right???"
Because of course if I can work a sewing machine, I not only should be able to do all of the above, but want to do all of the above.
I do appreciate the faith people have though. :-)
I don't think I posted this dress here before
Black and white herringbone print. It's pretty big on me hence the hand in back holding excess material. ;-)
Same words over and over but such a powerful song!