I'm not succeeding in keeping to my Sunday night blogging schedule. Why not? I guess life just gets in the way sometimes. Or am I lost in LOST?
You see, my husband and I started watching Season 1 a couple of weeks ago and became quickly wrapped up in it. We are now on tape 1 of Season 3. Right now we are taking a break so DH can watch a hockey game so I thought I'd post last weeks project.
A couple of years ago I bought this fabric that is a cross between a boucle and a chenille.The purple is just beautiful.
Originally, I tried to copy this cardigan from Coldwater Creek.
I drew out the pattern by copying a loose fitting pullover with dropped sleeves . It didn't turn out right and I just hung it in the closet where it stayed till last week.
I was looking for something to do while spending time with my mother at the Nursing Home ( I always take hand-sewing or something else to do because my mum can't communicate anymore and if I have something to do while I'm there I can stay longer I find. She just likes to know someone is there who loves her,I feel. )
Well, I grabbed the jacket ( I wish I'd taken a before picture ) and ripped out some of the seams and cut a few inches off the bottom to have a little fabric to work with. When I got home I remodeled it by adding the collar,
adding a strip of fabric to the undersleeves because they were too narrow,
and gathering the bottom of sleeves because they stuck out..
I finished off by lining it and I really love the results.
I'm especially proud because I feel like I was the designer in this case. So here it is.
Instead of buttonholes, which would have been a real problem on this fabric, I made large loops. I found the buttons at a second-hand store!
Here I am in my jacket. Sorry but I can never get the colour just right.
This week I'm working on a brown stretch denim pantsuit and it's turning out quite well I think. Hope to have it up on Sunday night.
Now back to "Lost".