Sunday, October 24, 2010

Celebrate Simplicity 3628 day 2, still in progress

Simplicity 3628 in progress day 2

Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes! My birthday is this Friday so this is a weeklong celebration!

Ok, I spent waaay longer on this jacket today than I meant to. Waaay longer.

I put in this cute little pocket inside. I saw on this Sewsterhood blog post that she added an interior pocket and I thought it was a very cute idea. After reading about labels at Couturesmith, that linked to Kay's blog posting about labels, which linked to this blog for a company selling labels, it got me thinking to some labels I bought at Joann's and Michaels. I chose this "Celebrate" one out of my little selection. I had one that says "It's your birthday" but I wanted it to say "It's my birthday" instead. So celebrate it was!

The lining is partially installed. What's left: attaching lining at hem. attaching lining at sleeve hem. buttons and buttonholes, or snaps with fakeout buttons? Running stitches.

I like to turn the lining inside out and try it on...

Simplicity 3628 in progress day 2

Simplicity 3628 in progress day 2
You can see some button candidates on the shelf, the cat is guarding them.

Both lining pieces were Joann's remnants that I've had in stash for a while. Pretty cool pattern, huh?

So here you get an idea of what is going on:
Simplicity 3628 in progress day 2

Here's my flasher pose:

Simplicity 3628 in progress day 2

Here's more of the lining and all its satiny-style goodness (I mean, it's polyester)
Simplicity 3628 in progress day 2

Getting closer to the finish line:
Simplicity 3628 in progress day 2

For the running stitches, there are two candidates. I think I'm going with the one on the bottom. Michaels didn't have the color I was looking for, but I think the one on the bottom will do.

Simplicity 3628 in progress day 2

I don't know if this will be done in time for my birthday. I'm having a button dilemma. I'll probably use brown buttons.

I made 2 refrigerator cakes tonight. You'll see them tmw.

After writing about how good my back was feeling yesterday, it's all annoyed today. SIGH!

Good night!

7 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday - so you're giving yourself a cool corduroy jacket with shiny lining! Excellent. I lurve the "geek chic" aesthetic (to which corduroy jackets automatically belong) - it's so fun and doesn't take itself too seriously, which I think is important. Oh and it looks so good. Lots of people will come and caress you. It's the cord.

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  2. I really like the lining fabric you used! Oh, and how fun to peek and see the word "Celebrate!" on the inside pocket! Your jacket is turning out nicely.

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  3. Kyle, your jacket is lovely. I love the lining too.

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  4. What pretty lining and what a pretty jacket. I love the label on the inside pocket. That's a clever little detail. I like the thread at the bottom too. Hope your back feels better soon and you have an awesome birthday on Friday!

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  5. The jacket's looking great - what a fabulous lining! The "Celebrate" label looks neat too - I like those secret details that are hidden away from everyone else, they're just for you!

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  6. Happy Birthday!!! That jacket is so your color - love the lining! The label will give you a little smile every time you put on this jacket.

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  7. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you're making great progress on the jacket. The color and the lining is fabulous!

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