Thursday, August 23, 2007

Slow but Steady ...



Things have really slowed down here. I have been sick since last Thursday and spent the whole weekend and most of the last two days in bed. Today was my first day back to work. I did get a little sewing done - HOWEVER; I should know better than to sew when I am sick. I was making the lining for this jacket and totally screwed it up - multiple times. I finally threw it in the trash! Well, today I went to JoAnns to buy some more lining fabric, and as providence would have it, they had a much better color than last time. Originally I was going to use navy, but now I have the perfect turquoise to match the jacket. I may get a little sewing done Sunday afternoon. This is my progress so far. I still haven't decided on the buttons, and therefore, have not finished making the buttonholes. I'm leaning toward the ones on the sleeve at this point. Thanks for all of your input - it was about 1/2 and 1/2 between this blog and burdaenglish I think I want to be able to wear this jacket casually and the covered will be a little dressier.

8 comments:

cidell said...

It's goona (is!) beauuutiful

Bonnie D. said...

Oh wow. That is turning out to be one gorgeous jacket!!!

Linda said...

That jacket is coming along nicely. It is so beautiful. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Erica B. said...

That jacket is gorgeous!

Linda said...

Wow! I love your jacket. This is a gorgeous piece of fabric. It is going to be a jacket that you will wear a lot, I would think. Great color. Love the lines in this pattern.

Nancy W. said...

Wow - 2 Lindas. Now, how will I know Which is which? Thanks to all for your encouragement. I'm feeling much better today and hope to cut out lining tonight.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Nancy - this is coming along really nicely and I love the buttons on the sleeves! Have you decided to make the accompanying pieces or are you going to wear something that is in your wardrobe already?

Nancy W. said...

I only purchased enough fabric to make the jacket. My swap was based on the colors of black, white, turquoise and gray, so everything will coordinate. I also have several skirts I think will work with this fabric as well.