2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

January 15, 2014

JACKET PROGRESS AND IN THE MEANTIME...

...for months I haven't been able to get in much evening sewing.  Not sure why; maybe there's just not enough hours in my day.  But this week I've been determined to get a little bit done on my jacket each night.  "It is not going to take me a month to complete this project - tailoring and all" - I say to myself, I'm bound and determined.

The sleeves are in folks! - inserted without a glitch with helpful advice from Cecil and Erica the jacket/coat gurus.

Whenever I get close to finishing a project like this and I'm nearing the end, I make a list of what I have yet to get done:
  • shoulder pads and maybe a sleeve header
  • top stitching
  • back tab
  • lining
  • buttons
  • hems
Only six more things, yeah!  I'm determined to get three of them done tonight.

But in the meantime...
I decided it was high time to test drive my first McCall's 6844 aztec cardigan, so today I wore it with my  Vogue 8939 black turtle neck knit dress and my favorite black boots.
 
The cardigan garnered lots of praise at school with several students wanting me to make one for them.  Needless to say I loved all the compliments.  It wore well even though I'm really not a belt person.

O.k. now on to work on the jacket list... 


48 comments:

  1. The peplum jacket looks great with the dress.

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  2. Wow! It's very flattering on you. I love the basic black with your black and white jacket. Fantastic outfit.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. I really enjoyed wearing it.

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  3. All of mine have been solids now I want a print!!! Fabulous!

    Can't wait to see the finished coat too!

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    1. Thank you Mrs. Smith. I'm sure you will love one of these in a print.

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  4. Fabulous jacket and outfit.

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  5. Hubba hubba! I love that look!

    Faye, you and I are on the same jacket plane! I set my sleeves in yesterday, too. Now I have to cut the lining pieces, sew them together, and attach the facings. Ugh. We're both close to the end!

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    1. Thank you L! You know great minds tend to hoover over the same planes. I cut my lining tonight (Thursday). Maybe we will debut our jackets at the same time too.

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  6. Hurrah! Hurrah! on the sleeves. I love, love your cardigan and the belt.

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  7. Your cardigan looks great! Very flattering.

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    1. Thank you so much Alexandra!

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  8. Great outfit, love the print combination on the black.
    Good luck with the step by step progress, it really works sometimes to break it up in steps. So much more feeling of things that are really done.

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! Yep, I feel better after breaking this big project into smaller steps, and it does give me the feeling of being closer to the finish line.

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  9. Fabulous cardigan! It looks great with the dress and the belt.

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  10. That is such a chic outfit! I think you wear a belt very well; sometimes it's good to try out new ideas :-) !

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  11. Miss Faye, looks like this is going to be a nice jacket! Okay...I love, love, love the cardigan. Heck...the whole out fit. You nailed that whole look! Yeah...LOVE IT!

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  12. oooh that cardigan is WHOAH. i love that whole ensemble!

    i like your idea of a finish line list--whenever i get close, i get too excited and mess something up royal. maybe a list would keep me sane :)

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    1. Thank you Oona! I like what you called my list - the finish line list, makes me feel like there's light at the end of the tunnel.

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  13. You look great! I can see why all the girls wanted one! Did you ever get things straight with the RTW Facebook group?

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    1. Thank you Shawnta! No, never was able to connect with the RTW Facebook group. I finally gave up - but I'm not looking at it negatively cause I will be sewing all along anyway. Maybe it wasn't meant to be.

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  14. Love this look Faye!

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    1. Thank you so much Candice!

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  15. Love the cardigan Faye and you wear it well. The jacket is looking pretty good. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  16. The cardigan is absolutely gorgeous. The print is divine. Great job.

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    1. Thank you so much! I fell in love with the print.

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  17. That is one sharp looking outfit, Faye. Your jacket is looking wonderful. I can see why you garnered all those compliments!

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    1. Thank you so much Bunny!

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  18. That is one sweet looking cardigan!! Stick with the jacket, you'll be so happy when it's finished.

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  19. Oooh, the Aztec cardi is awesome! And I can't wait to see how the new jacket lands.

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't wait until the jacket lands also.

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  20. Your OOTD is just fab!! You are rocking this outfit.

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  21. Omg I love this! It looks so sharp and make you look like a bada** teacher. Karl Lagerfeld haa his collaredshirts. Carolina Herrera has her white buttondowns and black skirts and this look is totally yours. Rock it!

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  22. Faye,
    Your cardigan looks really good and the print you used worked well.

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  23. Love your jackets. Very flattering!

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  24. You may not be a belt person, but you're really rockin' that one with that GORGEOUS jacket! love, love, love this look on you! Where did you find that great fabric Faye?

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  25. The jacket is looking great, can't wait to see it finished! And the cardigan look is great on you!

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