Sunday, October 24, 2010
Celebrate Simplicity 3628 day 2, still in progress
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...
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:
Here's my flasher pose:
Here's more of the lining and all its satiny-style goodness (I mean, it's polyester)
Getting closer to the finish line:
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.
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!