2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

July 24, 2011

EXCITMENT IS BUILDING FOR ME...

...and I know many others too.  I can wait to see

It's been a long dry season off.  I so wish this show could run continually.  

Guess what?  I finally finished my Navy blazer.  Seems like it took forever and a day because I  started around the 8th of the month.  I really thought I'd finish sooner, but a 4 day business trip coupled with 3 nights of work during the last two weeks sort of slowed up my sewing progress bit.



Again this was Butterick 4138, a simple 8 piece pattern that I added a lining to.  I made two of this same jacket (but unlined) back in '09 during one of my unselfish seamstress moments.  Seems like forever ago.  As simple as it is, I really like this jacket a lot - it fits well, and I only had one glitch, (the backwards collar that I did go back and fix).  Adding the lining did take more time than I estimated, but now that I've traced off specific lining pieces for the pattern it should save time on the second  jacket that I plan to make soon. Next up will be the matching pants for this jacket - it will be the outfit I plan to wear on the first day of school, August 1st.
  
Have a great week all...

16 comments:

  1. I love your blazer Faye, it's such a great staple to any wardrobe!

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  2. You jacket is great! I have ambiguous feelings about this season of Project Runway. I was SOOOOOOO mad last season. I don't want to stop watching, but I do wish the producers interference was not so obvious.

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  3. Omg, it is driving me crazy too, I love project runway. The jacke looks awesome!

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  4. Your jacket looks great, Faye. I was wondering when you were going to post again! Looking forward to seeing the entire suit. Please, do not mention the dreaded "S" word!

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  5. Great jacket Faye. Back to school so soon!!

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  6. That's a wonderful blazer and will become a very professional suit when you get the pants done. Hopefully, it will be much cooler by then.

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  7. Your jacket came out great and the notched collar is right on point.... love it. Now I'm thinking about my suit-a-month challenge that only produced 2 suits, pants and a acket still waiting to be sewn.

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  8. Your jacket came out great and the notched collar is right on point.... love it. Now I'm thinking about my suit-a-month challenge that only produced 2 suits, pants and a acket still waiting to be sewn.

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  9. That is a super sophisticated jacket!!!! You will look great in it at school this fall.
    I CAN NOT WAIT for PR to start up again!!!!

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  10. I can't believe you're going back to school already! (My boys start September 7th). It will be too hot for your blazer then, but it's just beautiful!

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  11. Gorgeous jacket, you did a beautiful job!

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  12. Classy jacket! School starts so very soon for you....

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  13. Woohoo! I am so happy to see your jacket ! I love it. I think it is very cool. I have to get my snacks ready for Project Runway!

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  14. The jacket is lovely! But I'm sad to hear that your summer vacay is almost over.

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  15. Great jacket!! Love the navy blue.

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  16. Your blazer looks impeccable!

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