#June1-30Challenge Day 9: Whole 9 Yards

Day 9 Go the Whole Nine Yards
June 9, 1834. William Carey died. He is considered the Father of Modern Missions. He spent forty-one years as a Christian missionary to India without ever taking a furlough. Being a missionary in India in the early nineteenth century was not easy!
To go the whole nine yards means “to continue doing something dangerous or difficult until it is finished”. William Carey went the whole nine yards.
When have you gone the whole nine yards? Write about it.
Or write a story of someone in a dangerous or difficult situation and how they go the whole nine yards.

The Red Coat

I designed, draped, and sewed this coat my senior year at Otis College of Art and Design.
It was for a project mentored by David Hayes.
The hem is NINE YARDS long!
If I remember correctly, I did hand sewing at least three times on that hem, maybe four.
(Basting hem tape to coat, stitching coat fabric to hem tape, stitching lining hem to coat).

Here is a link to a tiny video of me twirling in it.

And here is my design illustration from 2/1987:

Obtaining my BFA at Otis was one of the most difficult things I’ve done.
No regrets.


3 thoughts on “#June1-30Challenge Day 9: Whole 9 Yards

  1. Love your illustration, and the coat is fab! Love the red. You’re surely not hiding when wearing that coat. BTW everybody needs at least one item of clothing get they can swirl in. It’s so much fun!

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