2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

September 15, 2009

I LOVE MY SEWING ROOM

I know that I've said that here before - but it is really true. This is not my dream sewing room, but it is as close as I can get it right now. So although it is not perfect, I am still in love with it. I FINISHED my English class tonight (don't know my final grade yet, but will keep you appraised). I rushed right home to the sewing room after class BECAUSE I've got something on the drawing board....

A little while ago I had mentioned that I was going to be making a jacket to match two pair of slacks (one navy the other gray) I made several months ago. It's this McCall's pattern:

"McCalls 4878: Unlined jacket has standing collar, side panels, and patch pockets. Jacket has back vent"
(not sure if I want patch pockets. I'm trying to think of what other type would look better)

I needed to make something uncomplicated to get me back in the swing of things before I start my Channel jacket. Last night I started making up the muslin that I cut out about a month ago.

(front view)
(back view)
I went ahead and put the collar on although I really didn't need to at the muslin stage. But since I have not made this pattern before I did it to see if I would have any problems with it before I start the actual jacket. I needed to tweak the fit just a little after getting it sewn up, but the fit is fine now. I think I will go ahead and put both sleeves in while I'm at it to make sure they fit well.

I'm back to sewing and I have so many plans for Fall. It amazes me that although Fall and Winter are not my favorite seasons, I really love Fall clothes. I'm excited, and I'm off to build a working wardrobe for the Fall/Winter season....

12 comments:

  1. Woo-hoo! I know you're happy to be done with classes. Congrats and happy sewing :)

    CarlaF-in Atlanta

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  2. fingers crossed for good grades in your English exam. I love my sewing room too but I wouldn't dare post pictures of it because it's so messy. Clever you making your own clothes, I haven't made any clothes for years and I dont think I'd know where to start anymore. xxx

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  3. I'm sure you aced your class. Fall is my favorite season, I'm so inspired here are some fall sewing vibes to get you going ~~~~~~

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  4. Congratulations on finishing your classes! and getting back to sewing. I am anxious to get into my sewing room too.

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  5. I know you must have been longing for your sewing room so its good to see you back!

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  6. Congrats on finishing your English class.

    Your muslin looks good. I think you will have a successful project for sure.

    P.S. I'm jealous that you have a sewing room...I sew on my coffee table. lol

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  7. Nothing like a warm-up project for the big Chanel! ;) I'm sure your sewing room missed you, too.

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  8. I'm sure you did well on your exam and know it feels good to be in your sewing land of paradise...lol

    What about faux welt pockets for the jacket.

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  9. Hurayyyyyyy, you are back to sewing.Congrats on finishing your classes.
    The muslin looks great and I saw David's book in Borders in NYC. Next time I come across this book I will take the time to check it out

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  10. I love the feeling of excitement when starting a new project! The jacket is a good warm up for the Chanel! I, also, did a warm up jacket--helped to calm my nerves! Congrats on finishing your class!

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  11. Congrats on finishing up. You'll do fine! Nice to see you sewing again. Looking forward to seeing what comes out of that room!

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  12. Hey Linda- I am so glad you get to sew again. I can't wait to see how the jacket turns out. Having a buy one yard, get one yard free weekend at ebbyjfabrics.etsy.com.

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