Oh my! It's so hot! I'm working on a raincoat of sorts but it's not going well and I'm going to blame it on the 98 degrees and the high humidity we've had for this whole week.Enough already!
On the bright side, I did finish this little beauty.
The pattern is Vogue 1100 which I made last fall but but in a longer version.(Look here)
Here are the stats:
Fabric- a textured cotton in the yummiest red you ever saw.
Lining- a printed cotton voile in a happy fun print.
Buttons- gorgeous red buttons with a raised rope design.
Interfacing-lightweight Armo weft. (the fabric had enough weight that it didn't need anything heavier ).
The jacket went together very easily except at the bustline which was hard to ease in to the front center piece,thus a few puckers are visible but I'm not really a perfectionist so I let it go.
Here a few detail shots.
I love the collar!
I considered leaving out the back pleat but it turned out to be fine.
The turned back cuffs are really cute.
The lining really adds a nice touch doesn't it!
This is a key piece to my Paris wardrobe because I'm taking only red,white and navy pieces with a little black thrown in.That way ,I won't have to take as many shoes!
It's really very hard to know what to wear in Paris in the middle of September but I've decided to go with my summer clothes and to pack light. Wish me luck.That is such a hard thing for me to do!!!
My Dh just took this pick and got me giggling so excuse the silly expression on my face.
Look here for more pics.
The blue "raincoat is going much better now and I'm almost finished it so I'll be showing it to you early in the coming week.
I do hope you found time to sew this weekend!