This is the only picture I took. We were rather wet and bedraggled as it poured off and on for most of the day.
I am still cleaning up my studio and putting away patterns. What a mess I let it get to be! I am not a naturally neat person, but I can't stand working in chaos so I really have to work at putting things away. I do have places for everything so I don't have to work on that as well.
But, next up is tracing my trench coat and wool jacket and making muslins for both.
My foot is still bothering me and so I am taking frequent stretching and icing breaks.
Sewing will not be going on until I get everything cleaned up. I have enough work that I really need to get my second drafting table cleaned of patterns so I can put some work on it!
Edited: A comment asked what I am using for my trench. A few years ago, and it's going on 3 years I think, Michael's Fabrics in Baltimore had real Burberry laminated raincoat fabric. There's a waterproof layer between the outside cotton twill, black btw, and the striped wrong side, also cotton. I have a rayon lining also bought from Michael's that's from Burberry, not their plaid, but a stripe in their colors. I also bought red wool and cashmere for the button out lining, from Banksville Designer Fabrics, which I am binding in ready made cotton binding. Ann Rowley who has a Burberry raincoat was kind enough to photograph the details a few years ago. I am, as you know making a single breasted coat because it's more flattering for me as is the lapel neckline. I was getting ready to combine patterns when I found the LMB trench pattern. Melissa bought some water resistant twill for her trench when we were at Mood and they poured some water on it to make sure that it was water resistant, which is not a bad idea when you buy your fabric.