... a measuring tape, 12" ruler, 10 yards of black elastic, and 800 yards of twill tape! Yes, that is what I received in the mail today from one of my favorite mail order resources, ZipperStop. I have seen zippers cheaper elsewhere, but Zipperstop's service is great and their selection is fantastic. Besides, at 75 cents each for metal 7" zippers, it's hard to beat.
OK, I got a little crazy with the twill tape, but it is something I use all the time. and less than nine bucks for 800 yards equals out to about 1.1 cents per yard! I use this anywhere you would use stay tape. Shoulders, jacket lapel roll lines, waistbands, crotch curves, and anywhere else you want to prevent stretch. I would have liked to have gotten 1/2 white and 1/2 black, but I thought it would be easier to actually have it on the spool rather than in a bag (you can buy it by the yard as well.) I ordered all of this on Friday, and received it today (Monday)!
And, on another note, Marji has started a new blog for a winter coat sew along. Now, I have a great winter coat that I made, and I only get to wear it a few weeks out of the year. It is super warm, and super heavy. I think I would like to make a couple of coats that I have been planning for a while. (Hmmm - I was just looking back in my blog archives to find pictures of my coat, and realize that all of my posts from Sept-Dec 2006 are missing!)
First, I am going to use my FSG coat pattern and make a car-length coat with the hood from one of the 1945 jacket add-on patterns. I have some twill fabric that I bought from Nancy Erickson that is plain tan on one side, and blue plaid on the other. I will make it unlined and have the plaid side on the inside.
Also, last year I bought some beautiful black fabric to make an evening coat, which I still have not made. I think I will try to get that done as well.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 5:05 PM