August 25, 2009
Tempting though it is to plaster photos of my chickens all over the blog, I thought I'd better leave them out this time - they will be back soon!
I have been doing quite a bit of knitting and sewing recently. I had been very close to finishing Vogue 8280, but I fell out with the fabric, and it's now sitting in a bag until we make up. I'm using a wool fabric with lurex, and although it feels nice as a fabric, on the cut edges the spikey stands of lurex stick into my skin and actually give me a rash. So I'm having to retrospectively bind all the seams, which is so tedious and fiddly I don't want anything to do with it for now! Also, I'm pretty sure all my bras would show underneath the dress, which isn't exactly motivating me to finish it....
Instead of finishing that one, I have started Vogue 1099. I'm really enjoying this one!
Here's what it's supposed to look like:
I'm just making the jacket for the moment. I've got a really nice fabric - it's like a tweedy cotton. I bought a silver lining fabric, and silk organza for the contrast collar.
Here's some of my progress so far:
I'm basically making this because I love the sleeves! The body of the jacket is really big, and I hope it looks OK to wear when it's finished.
There are 40 steps, and so far I've done 20 of them, so maybe I can finish it at the weekend. I also just bought a ton more paper patterns on sale! My big goal this year is to make a winter coat (or 3!).
Posted by jen at August 25, 2009 08:52 PM
Those sleeves are FANTASTIC! Can't wait to see how it turns out...
Posted by: Stephanie at August 25, 2009 10:40 PM
OH MY GOSH I love that jacket. I can't wait to see the finished product! And don't worry, I love seeing the chickens too. My own garden complete with chickens is still just a dream...
Posted by: Kara at August 26, 2009 12:02 AM
I love this jacket too!
Posted by: amy at August 26, 2009 04:32 PM
Oh, cute sleeve! That is indeed the focus of that pattern. It looks like a pretty swingy jacket cut, but I'm sure you can take it in so it looks good. So far it's adorable.
Yay for coat making! I always wanted to make one too. Haven't yet, too many sales at Macy's I guess.
Posted by: silvia at August 26, 2009 04:41 PM
Oooh, I really want to make a coat too. I wish I had sewing time that wasn't completely devoted to baby shoes and slippers!
I found a great pattern that I want to use, I'll dig it up for you if you haven't picked one yet.
Posted by: Johanna at August 26, 2009 06:55 PM
Those sleeves are soooo pretty!!
Posted by: monica at August 27, 2009 02:58 PM
LOVE the rucked sleeves. I just bought a coat pattern to try. Look forward to seeing yours finished. P x x x
Posted by: Paula at August 29, 2009 11:28 PM