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They are SO comfy - that's mostly why I used the linen for the suit. Outdoor wedding in August, I wanted the most comfy/breezy fabric I could get my hands on. I actually took the pants in about an inch after taking this picture, and they still have a lot of give.
I still have about 3 yards of this fabric left over, think I might also make a pair of shorts from it.
Y'all. The wedding suit is DONE (almost).
Still needs doing: strap for the vest, slip-stitching on vest/jacket/pants, sleeve buttons for jacket, hem for pants, lots of cleaning up (unfortunately, there are some small iron burns on the lapels of the jacket which I'm trying to figure out how to deal with).
This was the biggest sewing project I've undertaken, and I am generally really pleased with how it turned out. The suit fit me really poorly as-is because I am pretty lanky and fall in-between two sizes, so I had to do a lot of alterations, and still might do some more here and there. Unfortunately, this was after I had already bound the seams of the jacket with bias tape, so the insides of the jacket are not as clean as I would like.
The suit is made of a linen, which was fucking HORRIBLE to work with because of how much it stretched and shrunk throughout the process.
All told, it took three days to sew - one for the vest, one for the pants, one for the jacket. This was my first time making any of these patterns, so there was lots of learning to do.
T-Minus 17 days til the wedding. Still need to make rings, but that can wait another day.
Sweet! I was thinking we could maybe exchange tracks that we're stuck on/have given up on, and see what the other comes up with to add to it, although I am certainly open to starting some tracks from scratch.
I teach mostly preschool, 2-4 years. I also do some music things, and am going to teach a bit of computer science next year as well.
Hello, comrades - it's been some time!
My first year of teaching at an actual school is officially over, having trained the summer teacher yesterday. Despite some helicopter parents and challenging kids, it was a really rewarding (if unbelievably exhausting year).
My summer break starts today, and boy oh boy do I have some stuff to take care of - a preposterous amount of music has been on the back-burner all year, hopefully going to put out at least an EP of some kind by the end of the summer, with any luck there'll be more. Anyone interested in a collaboration? :D
Also have a lot of work to get ready for my wedding, which is in just over a month (August 10th!). I am going to a fabric store today to find something (preferably in charcoal grey) to make a suit out of. I have silver coming in the mail soon to make the wedding rings out of. A harpist friend of mine is playing during the ceremony, and I am working on finishing writing some pieces for her to play throughout.
Some things I have been enjoying:
After finally fixing some issues my 3d printer has been having for the past few months, I am hoping to possibly get production on little art pieces to sell underway sometime this summer too. I'm finishing up writing a simple code in p5.js to make generative designs, and am working on some original designs as well.
Things are good, and it's nice to have some time to breathe before getting back into the school year. I hope everyone here is doing well, you should be seeing more of me (until september, at least!)