September 15, 2009


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....


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

    CarlaF-in Atlanta

  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

  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 ~~~~~~

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

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

  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

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

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

    What about faux welt pockets for the jacket.

  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

  10. Anonymous9/16/2009

    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!

  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!

  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



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