I simply hate it when I give myself a time line and I don't meet my expected due date. I had planned on starting the jacket construction last Friday evening - and that didn't happen. Then I had planned on having both of them finished and ready to present on Monday - well that didn't happen either. I worked on them a little on Monday, skipped Tuesday and Wednesday because I was just plain tired; worked a little on Thursday evening; finished hemming and thread cutting on Friday, and gave them a final press this morning. I must say I'm proud of my work and think both the jackets look really nice. I'll be able to take them in Monday coming.
Here's my project review. I just can't make a decision on joining pattern review yet.... I'm still thinking on that one.
My Project Recap:
- The pattern contained all three of these notations: Fast & Easy; Very Easy; Two Hour Fast & Easy Sewing. I knew when I started that each jacket would take me more than two hours. If it takes you two hours to drive somewhere it will always take me three or maybe even four. However, if I were to make this jacket again I really do think it would only take me two hours.
- Eight (8) pattern pieces used.
- Loose-fitting, unlined, below the hip jacket has shoulder pads, collar, sleeves and button closure. I choose View B that had faux pocket flaps just to add some sort of detail to the jacket design.
- Made the jackets in size 10 and size 12. After cutting I marked the size on each pattern pieces with chalk so I would not make the mistake of sewing the wrong sized pieces together, which help tremendously.
- Fabric used: Lightweight Navy Blue Linen type
- Notions I used: medium weight fusible interfacing, thread, one (7/8") button each and stretch lace for hems of sleeves and bottom of the jacket.
- You know I ALWAYS have to add an extra little something to the garments I make. The only something I added here was stretch lace for the hems. I just think it makes a project a little more special when you add just a little something.
- I might make the jacket again, maybe even for myself. I use to have one very similar in RTW that I wore with a matching straight skirt. Mmmm that gives me an idea, this might lead to a nice and easy put together for a spring suit. It was easy enough being unlined (although, it would be very simple to line this jacket if desired); and I think I've come up with a simpler way of constructing that notched collar that doesn't drive me crazy.