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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I spent some time reading on the porch, but mostly I’m reading and knitting, with a little sewing.

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I’m working on the gray jacket.

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The collar turned out well and the main pieces of the jacket have come together. Now it’s time to sew in the sleeves — the point at which I am most likely to screw up.

Perhaps because of this I have mostly been working on the cardigan.

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I don’t know when I’ll complete the SWAP, but I figured out the cost:

  • Sterling Grey wool blend jacket, $6.25 a yard x 3 = $18.75
  • Veiled Rose China silk jacket lining, $12.99 a yard x 2 = $25.98
  • Sterling Grey wool blend skirt, $6.25 a yard x 1 = $6.25
  • Silver rayon blend ponte knit pants and tank top, $6.98 a yard x 2 = $13.96
  • Dark taupe rayon blend ponte knit pants, $3.99 a yard x 2 = $7.98
  • Dusty Cedar Spoonflower jersey Sunshine Top, $26.50  yard x 1 = $26.50
  • Warm taupe Spoonflower jersey Sunshine Top, $26.50  yard x 1 = $26.50
  • Warm taupe Spoonflower sateen skirt, $27.00 a yard x 2 = $54
  • Print cotton lawn peasant top, $26.94 a yard x 3 = $80.82
  • Dusty Cedar yarn, 10 ball bag for $35.00

The second jacket is to be made of fabric I bought on sale and I can’t recall the details, so I’m assuming that it was the same as the first jacket (also bought at a serious discount). That brings the whole wardrobe in at just about $350.00. A bargain even though I did buy those pricey Spoonflower fabrics.

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Now it’s time to go cold sheep on fabric, too. Cold silkworm? Cold cotton boll? Anyway, I’m through buying craft supplies for the year. I may still need to pick up some bulbs, though.

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