lundi 21 mai 2012

Finished Project: Spring Jacket

Finally here are some shots of the jacket – worn as I’ve been doing for the past couple weeks. I can’t get enough of it!

Looking at the pictures, I do find it a little boxy, but really I just love wearing it. I think what I love most is the length of the sleeves – I’m so used to sleeves ending an inch from my wrist re: my freakishly long arms and all, so this is just awesome…

This was not a difficult project, even with the addition of the lining.
I do remember getting really (REALLY) frustrated with myself on one occurrence: It was a Sunday afternoon and I was as usual trying to get the most out of my 4-hour sewing window before the week-end was over and I had to go through another work week before being able to sew again. While pinning together the sleeve pieces, I noticed one was longer than the other…so I cut it…only to realize later that that was a mistake (DUH!!) which I would have noticed if I’d properly matched the notches in the first place. So I had to unpick (including the zipper), recut the piece…and shout at B not to talk to me right now!! (sorry B)…I even got up early on the following Monday just to finish putting together that %$&# sleeve before the week started…


Aside from that, the rest went together quite easily.

Now, at the risk of sounding vain, while this dress for example still gets me compliments everywhere and everytime I wear it, I still have to get one single comment about this jacket. Not that I care that much but you all know how gratifying it feels to get a spontaneous compliment about a self-made item. And since I’m not the kind to brag  (“what do you think of this jacket? Do you like it? Can you believe I MADE this??“), so it shall remain a little secret I share with only myself (“you all have no idea but I actually made this!”)…

I know, silly sewing pride….

It really is an easy jacket to wear, and since it’s a neutral I can play around and wear any color of scarf. This one is a recent gift from B’s mom and I really love it, it’s so colorful and therefore goes great with the jacket.

I could show you pictures (if i had any) of all the different outfits I've worn this jacket over in the past couple weeks and call it Me-Made-may...but that would be cheating now, wouldn't it. Thinking back though, I actually have been wearing a lot of me-made garments this month. I might try to officially participate in Self-Stitch-September, although the hardest part would probably be the blogging as opposed to the wearing...

Next up: working on the perfect fit for this shirt, of which i already see at least two versions, plus still fantasizing over linen pants AND the dress that will perfectly showcase this amazing print (which I finally received last week). Suggestions anyone?

6 commentaires:

  1. I love this jacket, so cute and so practical!

    1. Thank you! I wish I,d made the pockets a tad bit deeper but other than that I'm really happy with it...

  2. J'ai vu ton commentaire chez Ioana, du coup je me permets de commenter en français... :-)
    J'avais aussi repéré cette veste, je me demandais ce qu'elle donnait : elle est top!! Tes finitions ont l'air impeccable, wahou!

    1. Merci! J'ai mis du temps à trouver le bon ruban pour les finitions, mais je suis assez contente du résultat...Si je devais la refaire je choisirait sans doute un tissu d'une couleur un peu plus péchue...

  3. Bravo ce perfection est juste excellent, la coupe te va parfaitement .