Sunday, July 17, 2016
The Joys of Serving Overseas
This weekend Faye and I found a fabric/craft/knitting/costume/tailor store. And let me tell you, this store had everything under the sun. Anything you would need for a wedding, birthday, costume or any occasion was there, yarn, thread, plastic and silk flowers, baskets...it was like a giant MJ Designs and Joann Fabrics rolled into one.
We decided that we needed to have something made so I decided on a top and Faye was going to get 2 jackets and a pair of slacks that would go with either jacket. As amazing as it sounds, the gorgeous satin brocade was cheaper than cotton fabric. So we went back today, armed with pictures of tops, jackets and pants downloaded from the internet that we wanted made. I decided to have 2 tops and a jacket made. I fell in love with this gorgeous red satin material and just had to have a jacket made out of it.
The tailor went about taking our measurements and wrote them all down. Another man sketched a design from the pictures we had, noting any changes in sleeve lengths, neckline or length of the jacket that we wanted. I found a beautiful top online and it will have sheer sleeves and a lined bodice. It will be made from the yellow print sheer fabric. Another top was from a Simplicity pattern I found online and the fabric is a cotton with what looks like peacock feathers on it.
The whole experience reminded me of when I was serving in Pakistan and several of us found a leather man who could copy a purse from a picture. I better have better control over how many pieces of clothing I have made than I did with the leather purses!
We go back on August 5th to either pick them up or have alterations done to them.
Oh, the joys of serving overseas!