Thursday, September 3, 2009
Chanel or bust
Hello! I'm new here...and to blogger, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Jane S from Baltimore and Naples, FL. Yes, I'm a snowbird, one of the luckiest people on the planet. I love sewing, hate typing, love reading...so I'm mostly a lurker on many people's blogs and sewing sites. When I saw this sew along via Sigrid's blog I was very intigued. I've taken the stich and flip class on Patternreview from Shannon Gifford and made a quick faux Chanel jacket. I was considering the longer Susan Khalje guided version. One challenge for me is that I have fairly severe scoliosis and my right shoulder is extremely lower than my already sloping left shoulder. So I truly need shoulder pads. The jacket in this picture has removable shoulder pads. But it does have that wonderful sweater like feel since I quilted it as well as followed the stitch and flip technique. So I'm eager to join this sew along. I don't have too many local sewing friends who want to tackle a project like this so I appreciate the internet for getting us all together. And I'll probably get more computer and camera/picture savvy as a side benefit.