Slowly but surely I’m making progress on my Sencha. I have to say that while I do love sewing because the project results in something wearable relatively quickly (as compared to knitting), it is a huge PITA to drag the sewing machine, ironing board, iron, and all the other tools out for only a few hours. I totally understand the need for a sewing room!
Sencha has required quite a few decisions, first being, what color Converse should I get?
Friday, my coworker and I headed over to the LCS (local Converse store?) where I had my choice of two: gun metal gray (with the dark grommets) or low profile charcoal (with the silver grommets). While my coworker thought the low profile charcoal pair matched better, I liked the gun metal gray pair better (as evidenced by my pointing finger) because of its slightly off-white toe and narrower tongue. We texted yet another coworker for her opinion. She agreed with my assessment.
I am a Converse fanatic. They are my sneaker of choice. I wanted a pair to match Sencha for an outfit I have planned in my head that also involves sunshine yellow linen sailor pants. I have my 25th college reunion coming up in June–I will wear this outfit to our class dinner. Yes, I do plan my outfits weeks in advance. Doesn’t everyone?
The decisions didn’t end with the converse. Onto the buttons:
I’ve got two different buttons here, right side and wrong side. Yeah, sometimes I use the wrong side of the buttons–it’s allowed, you know, because when you buy buttons, you do buy both sides, the front and the back. The top two are a bright mother of pearl. The bottom two are less shiny. The 4th button is the right side of the 3rd button. I think I’m going to go with the third button–it’s a good match of the yellow, without being too bright. I’m not so worried about not using the brighter buttons. I’ll find a project for them.
Although I have the right buttons, I’ve decided to not make button holes, and instead use snaps as the closure, and add buttons just for decoration. I can’t believe that I’m ad-libbing so wildly on my 4th project. But I am.
Project 5 will not be clothing; instead a wallet. But that also involves some decisions, as in which fabric for the outside, which for the inside:
I’m leaning towards the darker steel gray for the outside (it will show less grime) and the yellow on the inside.
Here’s the wallet:
I’ll start this next week. Because I already put away the machine. Project 6? That will be my sewing room.