...I am continuing with Butterick 5288, an easy jacket pattern that I've taken to another level by adding double welt pockets, but first of course I had to do the practice sessions and that took some time. I'm also thinking about adding a little piping to the inside of the jacket at the lining and front facing, and the lining and the collar area. I just thought it would add a nice finishing touch to the jacket. I've had to take it nice and slow with this project because of a lot of other things going on; I'm not sidetracked, just a little distracted. So I wasn't able to finish the project this weekend as planned.
I like to make a list of what's left to do on a project so I can see how I'm progressing since I'm not following the instruction sheet exactly.
. tweek fit in back princess seams
. sew up sides and sleeve using 1" seam allowance (should have made the jacket a size smaller.
. attach shoulder pads
. attach lining to front facing incorporating piping
. attach lining to jacket
. insert sleeve lining
. work buttonholes in front and sew on buttons
. hem sleeves and jacket
With this list it will probably take another week to finish it up (gotta go to work you know). I did find a georgette like print to make a matching top for this suit but have not settled on a pattern/style yet. This light purple/raspberry (shoot, I don't know what color it is)suit addresses one of my sewing goals: Add More Color to my Wardrobe. Here's a picture of the jacket in progress (minus the good pressing) and the print I selected for the top.
I don't want to rush this project, but I am ready to move on to more spring/summer sewing. I want to start on the the fabric I purchased on my sewing expo trip. I've got some ideas for a Mini SWAP with 8 pieces that I'll call "THE BLACK AND WHITE OF IT" that will include the following pieces:
.Black and White Jacket
.2 Print Tops
.2 Solid Tops
.Black Skirt with White Embroidery Design
Hope everybody is have a relaxing weekend!
P.S. What in the world is wrong with my Blogger? I have lost the tab that changes the font size. When I click on the bold tab, the add a link tab, or the add a picture tab it posts a code instead of just doing what it usually does. This is strange; is there any one else experiencing this.