Day One on the Stand at the NEC

Just back from the NEC and the four day jacket challenge has started.

Stand has been manically busy all day so I have not had much time to sew.

Started working in the reversible denim I think the design works particularly well using both sides of the fabric. I have managed to get the floating chest piece on one piece and have joined a few bits of the lining but that is as far as I have gone.

Plastron nec jacket

It has been great seeing so many people coming to distract me to stop me completing the challenge by Sunday evening.

It is nice to have so many of you encouraging me to get it finished and several of you who came back to the stand later in the day to see how far I had got. Sorry to disappoint you with the lack of progress I have made.

My first lecture was very well attended and the reaction of people coming around to the stand this afternoon has been very encouraging. People were obviously listening, as they were asking me to demonstrate various techniques that I mentioned during the lecture.

I haven’t been tempted by any fabrics yet but today is only the first day!!

Must go now as the slow cooker has finished, so at last something to eat before bed.

If you are coming to the show tomorrow please come and say hello and see how the jacket is progressing, it’s lovely to meet so many of you.