Sunday, September 20, 2009

V8522 jacket finished!


This would have been finished a week ago, but I didn't have any big snaps. Well, actually I do have big snaps, but they are not black and I can't find them. Story of my life - I can never find things when I want them. I try to be organized, but I'm like that ADD kid and don't always pay attention to what I'm doing, so half the time, I don't remember where I put things, even though it makes perfect sense to me at the time I put them away. sigh.....









Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the jacket. It does have a problem with the lining wanting to roll out to the front. The jacket is lined to the edge, meaning there are no facings. It doesn't seem to be a problem in the sleeves or even at the hem, but where the lining meets the collar - that's another story. I added an additional snap to keep the front from fold ing back, but if that doesn't stop the lining from rolling out, I'll probably have to stitch it down from underneath the collar. I did understitch the lining under the length of the collar, but that's not doing the trick. I may have to actually stitch part of the collar to the jacket to hold it in place. We'll see what happens after the first time I wear it. Which, actually is why I did not hurry to finish this - it's just to hot to wear a jacket. It is still in the high 90's here - but I'm not complaining. Although I am ready for fall, I love the warm weather and could live in it all year long. Even though it is sometimes too hot to sleep at night (I think part of that is just that I'm having my own personal summer in addition to the one outside), I still love the feeling of the sun on me because I am usually too cold.


Last weekend I went on a women's retreat with the women from our church and roomed with a good friend. We had a great time and it was nice to meet some of the women and talk to others that I really only know by name but had never talked to. It was about a 3-1/2 hour drive to get there, but I think it took us more than 4 to get there. We went to a place called Lopez Canyon. It is near the coast. There were some really cool rock formations and examples of plate tectonics and folding there

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous jacket!

MareeAlison said...

Your jacket is absolutely gorgeous. It is very flattering on you. Great job.

Shannon said...

Cool jacket! The fabric is nifty!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautifil jacket! It looks great on you :))

Fran said...

That is so lovely. The fabric and jacket are perfect for each other and it looks wonderful on you!

gwensews said...

That's a very chic jacket. I hope the lining isn't problematic. It's too pretty to live in the clsoet.

Rachel said...

Very pretty jacket!!! It looks great on you.

Birgitte said...

Nancy, just gorgeous! The colors, texture and design was meant to be and suits you to perfection.
The retreat sounds great.

Summerset said...

What a lovely jacket - you look great!

Lindsay T said...

Really pretty jacket, Nancy. Very out of the ordinary.

gail said...

love the jacket! retreat sounds great. its always good to get away for a bit.

marysews said...

This jacket is awesome! It really brings out the beautiful in you!

Elaray said...

I love the jacket! It looks great on you!

Mardel said...

Fabulous jacket, very chic and ready for fall.

Sew Shy said...

Very cute, and amazing fabric!

Maureen said...

I LOVE this jacket Nancy!!!

Wanna do lunch next week?

Charlene McGill said...

Your jacket is very pretty.