Every one did make the right "ooh!", and "aah!" (nb : noises made with the french accent), and prodded and poked my jacket as if to see if it was real. It was so rewarding in a base boastful way that I wanted to start on another jacket strait away to get even more compliments. Yes, vain, I know.
Does sewing turn any one else into a praise seeking narcissist ? Is it just me ?
Here is the jacket in all its glory :
The skirt is made from the bursa style may 2012 magazine. It's the pencil one with the folds.
I know that a circle skirt would have been more appropriate to a vintage style suit, but I didn't have enough material left for it. So there it is a horizontally pleated pencil skirt (not to sure this is the right description for it).
My friend Elodie (picture on top), is doing her own nail art. Look at that ! :
I have added to my list of the 1001 things to do the task of learning how to take better pictures.
It will be a slow learning process as it is with sewing, so, be patient with me, please !
And if you wandered, YES, I did go camping, with that suit, in the tiniest tent ever . have a look :
On the lining front, that jacket is a mess. Of course, I purposefully forgot to mention this to any of my jacket admirers. I didn't know what went wrong at first, I cut everything as instructed (or so I thought ), but the lining didn't match the jacket and I had to gather it on the sides, like so :
More of that ugly lining !
After taking a closer look it seems that I cut the pieces of the lining in the bias rather than on the grain.
Could this tiny detail be the root of such a mess ?
I might one day take the lining off the jacket and recut it on the grain, AND, reassemble it. But, I don't see this happening in the near futur as I'm a bit sick of jacket sewing for now.
Have a nice sunny week-end, all of you !