Oh, and wait, hey ho - GUESS WHAT, I placed in the contest!! Yes, indeedy, I took the bronze!
The Grand Prize was won by Sharon, who blogs at Petite and Sewing and First Prize went to Amy at Sew Well. I really don't feel deserving compared to them because they both sewed jackets and jeans. I was so bogged down with pattern alterations and fitting that I only made it as far as a lot of simple basics. I am thrilled to be recognized and THANK YOU ALL who voted.
|I decided I wanted a white jacket for summer, and narrowed the choice down to |
a collar-less jacket (V8714) and a jacket with a collar (V1293)
Last weekend, I started with Very Easy Vogue V8714 thinking it would be a fast sew. First I tissue-fitted on my dress form and doubted whether it was flattering. Just to be safe, I sewed a muslin which confirmed my suspician. I cannot explain why, but that style looked matronly on me.
Then I moved on to the Anne Klein jacket and I love it!
Here are some photos of the tissue fitting process:
|If you look closely, the marking for the waistline matches to my own waistline without any adjustments. I am 5'9", so that seems a little interesting to me. Vogue patterns are designed for a 5'6" person, but hey NO COMPLAINTS.|
|As usual, I had to take it in A LOT in the seams under the arms,|
under the shoulder blades and I chopped away excess shoulder width-
but the neckline was perfect 'as is'. ok, no complaints there either!!
|I really like the little "V" in the hem at center front, but it wasn't on the pattern.|
So I added it myself. Cute!
|The collar and the sleeve will be pretty easy to alter.|
Maybe I will get to it this weekend, though I do have to work today.
Life in the IT field!! We work all kinds of crazy hours.
And now, guess what?! I don't really want to sew this jacket in the gorgeous white Giorgio Armani cotton pique I had originally chosen from my stash. I don't want to launder it every time I wear it.
And, I can't seem to find anything just right in this embarrassment of riches:
|Believe it or not, these shelves were only half full a couple months ago.|
I don't know what happened.
Soooooooo ..... I think I will focus on finishing pattern preparation and the search for the right fabric. It should go with black and white separates.
Let me know if you have any ideas! (Do you see anything on those shelves? I know, me neither!)