I love this! Sometimes, though, the too-sharp knife does something unexpected and there goes the tip of the reed... At least mine does, maybe there's a spell on it! Once I sharpened the knife on a carpenters grinding machine and when I wiped it on the cloth I cut straight through the cloth into my finger. Yay for practicing with band aids.
So, craftylittlemonkey: "I can't just be me and you, no ways no hows. Not on this site, lol!". You're right. Let's do something about it. I have this constant thing about being uncomfortable on most normal seating arrangements like chairs and sofas. Maybe because I'm super tall. I googled this: http://www.woodnotes.fi/product_range/furniture/lounge_chair/ and almost ordered spelt for making it. I think I will tomorrow. But maybe this can be a whale furniture... ideas?
If, by any chance, I should happen to die in this jacket, everything except for the buttons and zippers will nicely decompose. Outside is made from hemp twill (which really is soo nice to the touch!!!!), inside from cotton my mother gave me a while ago. I interlined it with an old wool blanket from my grandmothers basement ans sewed with cotton thread. That didn't break despite being thrifted. One was particularly nice because it went perfectly with the shade of the blue fabric AND was a nice shiny thick thread- perfect for the topstitching. I am really happy with how this turned out, even though it is a bit too pear-shaped for me. But for being risky and not making a muslin it fits perfectly! I even lengthened it by 20 cm and it still fit. Great pattern!!! If somebody still doesn't know about it, you can find it here: http://www.sewaholicpatterns.com/minoru-jacket/ I was stalking minoru on pinterest and on blogs for ages before whipping this up in more or less two solid weekends.
In-progress with wool blanket:
And the lovely thread on my lovely machine:
P.S.: What is it with the pictures never turning out upright???
First one was blue, second one red, now I decided on green. Guess what baby was wearing when I arrived to give it to the family? Green, of course. Something is going on here! Baby had also been using baby no. 1's blue quilt for the first three months of her life. Very big-hearted big brother here! Sewed it together in one crazy weekend (weekend of whale and bunny and quilt), so the quilting is really crooked. Child needs to learn life's not straight, anyway. The earlier, the better
Thank you for the compliments! They actually smell like roses, but only faintly. The roses I used dind't smell strongly either, so I guess the more the original rose smells, the more the beads will smell! I would love to try this with lavender, I think it might work! If you try, elderflower, let me know!!!