2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

December 2, 2014

PRAISING MY OWN HANDIWORK...

I usually don't make publicly tooting my own horn a habit, but as a friend once told me - "it's a poor frog that doesn't praise her own pond!". Today I wore my wool Ninot jacket made earlier this year. I do so much admiring and praising other peoples work but today I'm praising my own. I did such a marvelous tailoring job : welt pockets, bound button holes, padstitching, shoulder and back stays, as well as under lining. I love the jacket and am admiring my own handiwork.  

 Mmmmm maybe I should take this jacket a step further and really make this independent pattern pay for itself. Stay tuned  and see what unfolds...

42 comments:

  1. You deserve to toot that horn. Beautiful work!

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  2. Gorgeous jacket and your back patting is well deserved. I am drooling over how beautifully the back of this jacket hangs and shows in the mirror. It's all so obviously beautifully made.

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    1. Thank you Bunny, I'm always admiring your couture garments.

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  3. Lovely jacket.....excellent fitted and detailed. Looking forward to the next version. TooT!!

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  4. I rememeber when you made that jacket, a lot of hard work went into it far more than I've ever dared to attempt, so go ahead, pat yourself on th back, you did good & should be proud! Never be ashamed to brag on the talent God gives you & girl you've got talent!

    Helen

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  5. This is such a lovely jacket Faye. I remember when you made this jacket as well, I must finally purchase this pattern.

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    1. Thank you Candice. It's a wonderful pattern and I'm just now starting to think about variations of it.

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  6. Your jacket is lovely, great job! I remember your earlier post about this pattern and thought it was a nice pattern.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I fell in love with the pattern the very first time I saw it.

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  7. Wow you deserve to toot the horn Faye, beautifully crafted. You did a great job on this jacket

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  8. Praise that pond! What a gorgeous jacket. I'm super impressed. I love the back. But I love the front too. I thought after I finish my jeans I would jump right into a coat (after all, I wanted to step up my game, right?), but oh the prices of wool! I think I'll wait since I've been making sooooo many sewing purchases lately! We'll see what I do next.

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    1. Thank you so very much. The wool I used for the suit was purchased at a Thanksgiving sale last year - $24.99 on sale for $4.99 at the time so it was a REAL STEAL. I was able to hit the same Thanksgiving sale this year on wool, but the price did increase to $5.99 still a STEAL.

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  9. That jacket is wonderful! Great job!

    Rose in SV

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    1. Thank you so much Rose. I really enjoyed making it too.

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  10. Toot toot! Toot away Faye you did an amazing job with this jacket :) I honestly don't think we recognize and admire our own skills, abilities, and results anywhere near as much as we should. Sometimes we're our own worst critiques lol.

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    1. Thank you Chris. I really am my worst critique.

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  11. Wonderful jacket, great job and it's good to praise yourself on a job very well done! Definitely a jacket to be proud of.

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I ooooo and ahhhh over your jackets too!

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  12. Hello Faye! I´m wearing the same jacket today!! I remember it was a lot of work but the result is impecable and you look wonderful in it! So...is it another version of it coming up?

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    1. Ahhhh Merche, I had not seen that pattern before I saw your and your daughter's jacket. I was sold on it at first sight so thank you for introducing it to me. I'm still in love with your jackets.

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  13. Praise yourself, you deserve it. Your jacket looks fantastic.

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  14. It is absolutely divine! You did a great job. My highest praise..."You made that? I can't believe it! It looks designer!" :)

    Enjoy!!

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    1. Oh thank you for that praise Sassafrass!

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  15. It really is a beautiful suit. Great pattern, with the yokes, the back pleat and the half holding the pleat closed. Yours is a marvelous interpretation of it.

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    1. Thank you Digs. I love your chanel suit too.

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  16. Beautiful Work!!!

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  17. Toot that horn all you like, Faye. That's a stunning jacket. Just perfect in every way.

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  18. So you should praise your work Faye - this is a beautifully made jacket, - your tailoring skills are certainly developing nicely - but you have worked hard on these skills.

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  19. and well you should little frog - it is beautifully made, well tailored and looks and fits great on you

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  20. Beautiful work Faye!! Your jacket is lovely on you!

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  21. Truly fantastic work! Your jacket deserves the highlight, it's absolutely perfect IMO!

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