I can't decide which one I would like, so I have them both. The ultimate in self-indulgence, right?
I get like that when I'm making stuff. Why only one coat when I can have two? Should I have to choose between two different styles of ankle pants or can't I have both? Or why can't a girl own more than two maxi skirts, right? That's right! We get to make whatever we want!
My black and white Burda trench is about to get a lining. And I'm very, VERY excited about this coat. I think about it when I'm at work, take ten minutes in the morning to pin something or sew a seam, and race upstairs when I get home to get in a bit of sewing time before I make dinner. I just want to finish it and wear it!
Then comes along Spring Trench #2, which was a thrift find. And I am very, VERY excited about this coat, too!
Basically, the color is amazing, and it has modification possibilities, so....
I have already begun the transformation.
It will be fun to have both coats for Spring/Summer. Just like having popcorn and ice cream.
I'm reminded of one of my all time favorite Peanuts cartoons:
Snoopy is sitting on his doghouse, typing his novel. In the first panel, he writes:
`Edith had refused to marry him because he was too fat.'
Panel two: `Why don't you go on a diet?, suggested a friend. You can't have your cake and Edith too.'
Panel three: `Mmmm!' thinks, Snoopy, turning from the typewriter and joyfully kicking his dog feet in the air.
Last panel: `It's exciting when you've written something that you know is good!'
It's exciting when you are making something that you know is good. My two coats are good. And I'm excited.