So I stopped making quilt things and started making clothes things, which are not flat. Flat is easier.
First, I worked with a collection of fabric from Cotton + Steel, a new division of RJR Fabrics. We were introduced to this line at Spring Market and the 5 great young women who made this happen--see their story here. I bought a pattern which used lots of pieces, a good way to showcase this more modern line. I should have known there would be a problem when it took 5 hours to trace the pattern and then cut out all the pieces. After another 4 hours of construction, I was able to try on the body of the jacket and it was NOT going to fit properly. I made one sleeve and it was absolutely NOT going to fit. So, stop now, waste not another minute on this project. The next day I took my rotary cutter to it, cutting out the largest hunks of fabric and went to my go-to garment, a simple vest that is easy and fits.
Now I want to make a red rayon blouse to go under the French General garments, and a small purse from the French General scraps. And another quick garment I have to make for a fabric designer. So there is much to do in the next 3 weeks before flying way south to Houston.
Flat is easier than not flat!