Work continues to be very busy, and while I wouldn’t describe my resulting life as boring, I probably shouldn’t go into the gory details of corporate intrigue and tech industry project management. (Someday I’ll write a book on it, but that day is not today.) However, I have managed to weave about 3 yards of the second batch of cashmere fabric, and am setting in sleeves on the first muslin. I have also paged through several books on tailoring. This has convinced me that, familiar as I am with the ways of tutus and bridal wear, I have absolutely no clue about tailoring. I don’t know what interfacings are required, or how to construct the interior of a jacket. I’m not satisfied with the abbreviated instructions that came with the pattern; I want to do it the way a professional seamstress would do a couture jacket, and will settle for nothing less.
There are, of course, several ways to go about correcting this, and I may try all of them. The first and easiest is to find yourself a teacher. So I’m investigating some options for private lessons. Since I’m pretty well acquainted with a sewing machine, I don’t think a great deal of handholding is required – mostly I need someone to explain to me what interfacing to use, where to put it, and how to construct the jacket. I don’t expect getting that explanation will be too expensive, and it’s a lot faster than struggling through it and doing guesswork on my own.
Still no word back about the duplex we wanted to rent, so we’ll be doing some more apartment-hunting this weekend.