It was just TOO frustrating! I couldn't iron in any creases, I had to sew all the seams flat, and I just gave up. I don't have all that much time, and I'd rather work with a fabric that lends itself better to a project like this. I did save my lining, and still plan to make this. The Hikaru pattern is really cute.
So I'll leave you with a photo of my small Japanese Maple tree collection on a fine day in late spring:
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I'm making this in a brown water repellent shell that I purchased at the same time as some softshell. I didn't know what it would be like. It is 2-layer, one an impervious membrane, so it has to be lined. I chose a pink, cream and brown stripe cotton for the lining.
This fabric is really hard to work with and can't be ironed. I got burned out after only a short time. =/