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!
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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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Kyle, your jacket is lovely. I love the lining too.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday! It looks like you're making great progress on the jacket. The color and the lining is fabulous!ReplyDelete