Saturday, November 22, 2008

I hate interfacing....

Man those jackets are full of lovely wool. But I lost the whole front panels of the jacket to yucky interfacing that looked like rubber and burlap! More on those later. Right now, looky at the lovely new Cheri Payne patterns that arrived today at my door! Yippee! a reason to use more of that lovely wool!

I can't wait to get sewing next year for Christmas. Some are more elaborate than others, but it's not always the need for the pattern that makes me buy them. Heck it's rarely the "need" for the pattern. I think of these as a collection. Libby and I have discussed this before. I have a whole magazine holder rack with these little brown envelopes!

Now back to the wool jackets! I only cut up one today and I would guesstimate I got about 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard of wool...based on the Dump N Dye gals way of determining wool yardage for how much dye to use. Good deal! No worries about the loss, I got plenty! Those lapels and sleeves were great finds. Here's the pictures of the pieces. First are the front pieces...the inside lapels, and the sleeves.

Then the two back panels and the big section of the kick pleat. Man that was a great find!

Here's the whole pile ready for dying. I know some of you must be tired of seeing wool, but I am having so much fun seeing how this turns out and those new patterns will need lost of wool...glad I can get it cheap and dye it myself!

10 comments:

Margret said...

Hi Judy, your nativity quilt is lovely, I like it very much. I have some wool pieces for you. I'm sending you pictures by e-mail.
Margret

dot said...

I agree, I am making a shirt for my hubby and I hate the interfacing part of it.

Carol said...

Cutting up those jackets is a lot of work, but oh so worth it...that's going to be wonderful after it comes out of the dye pot. Love those new patterns.

Wendy said...

Good you are making use of those old wool jackets, I can't wait to see the new dye colour. I love the little brown envelope patterns.

Anne said...

Judy, Not getting a bit tired of seeing all the wonderful colors you are getting with your dyes. What fun you're having. I'm living vicariously thru you! Keep showing pictures.

Christine said...

I.m not tired of seeing your wool!!! I think I need to do a order for some of that dye-your "afters" look great! Also love your Cheri patterns, I keep looking at those on her site-started one from my last order but haven't finished it!!
Thanks for sharing, Christine

Anonymous said...

Hello - I so enjoy your blog & quilts and have for a long while. I normally am only a lurker for most blogs but had to comment when I saw the jackets being cut up for the wool. I too went through a wool phase when I took an applique class and needed wool. A couple words of wisdom from my errors - 1) skirts give you the most wool yardage for your dollar as well as mens wool shirts and 2) to felt your wool I would HIGHLY recommend taking it to a laundromat to wash it as I had to replace my washing machine from washing the wool and it clogging the machine and burning out the motor (or something like that, I just know I had to buy a new washing machine)!! Maybe you don't wash your wool but when I used it I wanted it already completely shrunk down so I could wash my quilts whenever I wanted and not have to worry about shrinking after the fact. Just some tips I learned the hard way! I hope it helps you or someone else reading this.

Jennifer in North Dakota

MARCIE said...

Scary comment about the burned out washing machine! Keep us informed on that topic. I can't wait to see what you do with this pile of wool. It is great! What a find!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Mmmm, love the new patterns!

Karen said...

Yup I'm enjoying seeing the wool all dyed up. It's amazing to me how much it can change. I have a couple of those brown envelopes, but I'm feeling an obsession coming up for more of them, LOL.

Hugs - Karen