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Okay, okay…now that my jacket has come together I kinda like it…okay…I’m really loving it, ok? :P
Especially since I got these awesome vintage buttons of pure unadulterated awesomeness!!!
Funny how awesome buttons can make you feel better about just about anything…well, ok, not anything. But changing buttons can elevate a jacket or shirt pretty quickly and easily. And they will go so nicely with my lovely bound buttonholes! Check out my first! It’s whipstitched closed so that it stays nice and neat until wearing happens.
It’s not pure wool, and that was somewhat of a disappointment, but now that it has come together it’s looking quite smashing, don’t you think? I don’t have it on because it’s freaking 39 degrees and putting on an unlined wool/poly garment is not on my to do list.
All that’s left is to put the button holes into the facing and then put the lining in. I’m going to look for a cute polka dot lining this weekend…oh speaking of this weekend, we’re heading down to Albany (southern WA) for a few days of cooler weather and relaxation. It’s going to be 40 degrees on Sunday…ugh. Hopefully Albany will be a bit cooler and more importantly, that the garden will actually survive.
I’m really hoping to get planting soon, but not until these hot spells stop. Apparently this should be the last one, but you never know.
Anywho, will update with photos of our weekend trip and hopefully some fab lining fabric for my Philisophical Suit Jacket!
So, from my last post, you’ll know that I’m making my Starlet Suit Jacket out of about 2.5m of navy wool I got from the thrift shop for about $2.50. Of course, the yardage is limited (not much control over that), so I developed a very efficient layout for my jacket pieces. It’s a single layer layout, which allows you more freedom as to where you put the pieces. If you’re doing the course, it may help, or it will hopefully demonstrate that by cutting on a single layer you can reduce fabric wastage a lot!! I used 1.9m only, where as the jacket and skirt call for about 4m! And the greatest thing is that I had enough fabric with some left over!
Considering my fabric is only 1.5m wide, I think that’s pretty darn awesome! See, sewing can be stylish and uber affordable and responsible