Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Corner and The New Jacket

Soo, it was a wonderful long wk-end. Got a lot done, not as much as I would like, but enough. I finished carving out my sewing corner, it’s comfy and will do for now. Wanted to get so much done, but what is it they say about the best laid plans…

The little bouquet is from my garden, a left over from my Dad's visit.

       My pattern stash is growing, what was only two drawers full is quickly becoming three. ClubBMV is working well for me. I've more than recoup the $15 membership in savings, and for the umpteenth time JoAnns didn't have any of the patterns that interested me in the drawer. Pay no attention to the fabric, they came out of the dryer and just need to be folded.

Started a new project, a lil premature maybe- I started it before finishing the last one, but I am anxious. I cut out a jacket pattern that the envelope said would be done in thirty minutes, over an hour later....... After hand basting the panels together to see the fit, happy with that, the lapel/collar/back facing area is giving me a run for my money. It’s something I don’t think I’ve ever done before. 

Ok, partly hand based (or is it basted) and partly pinned. 

               A thing of beauty, if I say so myself. I used to stay away from patterns like this when I was younger, and only sewed tops with a center back seam or darts. But putting these pieces to together is not as hard as I thought it would be, and it does make for a better fit.

I figured I’d give it a rest for tonight and pick it up again tomorrow. DH made me a mango, pineapple, strawberry daiquiri and that’s more appealing than figuring out this collar right now, it be calling me man.…lol.

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  1. I've done some collars like that and it does take some getting used to, but stick with it, the finished poduct is worth the effort.


  2. I have the same problem with my local Hancocks!! They take forever to get the new patterns. It will be Fall before I get my hands on the Summer McCalls it feels like. Your determined so I sure you will get the collar. I haven't made a jacket yet but hope to in the next few weeks.

  3. I can't wait to see the finished product...I made my first jacket this year and I followed the "Jackets for real people" dvd.. It was extremely helpful! It looks like your jacket is coming along beautifully!