Sunday, January 31, 2010
It's DONE: Simplicity 2508
The flasher shot. I even broke out the gorillapod for this one.
I don't know why I'm acting like I don't have to go to work tomorrow. I have a boat load of stuff to do tomorrow.
The coat is DONE. Let's just say, that like some children, this is one well-photographed coat. Can you tell that I really really love it?
I'm only annoyed that I didn't make it big enough to wear it with two layers underneath. It's fine with a shirt underneath, but it's a bit tight with a sweater and a shirt underneath.
Even though I had to do several things 2, 3 or 4 times (I'm looking at you, pockets, hem, buttons, fixing collar puckers, back tab), it didn't really bother me. I never had a panicked "it's not going to turn out right" moment. I *knew* it was going to look good. :)
Also, it was pretty funny for me to be sewing this last night (a Project Run(a)way pattern) while watching this week's Project Runway on my laptop. I pretended Tim's comments applied to my jacket. Yes, Tim, you *are* intrigued by my jacket.
Let's start the show, of pix you feel like you've seen before but haven't because this time the jacket is actually finished.
The Batman shot:
Closeup of collar:
Side shot of sway back:
The back and back tab:
Hand on hip shot:
Button and bias tab detailing. Pocket is not perfect but is good enough.
So I'm enormously pleased and maybe even a little smug about how nicely I think it turned out overall. Which means the next 5 things I sew are destined to be wadders, right? Or this jacket is going to wrinkle up and look really horrible.
I was actually thinking of sewing another brown jacket, but this time one that doesn't look like outerwear, but more like a jacket I can wear in the office. Specifically Simplicity 4256 view A (OOP). Because this one really really looks like outerwear, right?