Jessica was my first grandchild. The moment I held her after she was born, she owned a big part of my heart. Jessie turned 17 yesterday! She's not our little girl anymore but an amazing young lady.She's a competitive skater and holds the title of Provincial Junior
Champion. Needless to say , we are very proud of her!
From the time Jessica was three, I made all her dresses for her and she use to say"My Nana makes the prettiest dresses in the whole world" Then at the age of 11, when I asked her if she wanted a new dress she said "No Nana. I wouldn't want you to waste your time because I'm not going to wear dresses anymore."And that was that.
Two years ago, she asked for a trench jacket and of course, I was happy to oblige. See it here if, you'd like.
Then late last fall, she asked if I'd make her a jean jacket. I decided to make it for her birthday. She picked out V 7610 , the Sandra Betzina pattern. I tried mine which is size B on her, took her measurements and guessed I'd have to scale down the smallest size (A) by one size. Of course I worried it wouldn't fit but it did! Perfectly!
On the inside I finished the facings with purchased cotton bias tape in the Hong Kong method.
I ran out of fabric and used a striped denim left over from an outfit made for Jessie for her 6th birthday , for the back facing.
I used the serger to finish the rest of the seams.
Jessica was delighted with her jacket and said it was exactly as she wished it!
Just look at that gorgeous hair!!!
My Sewing Room is still at the same state as it was last week. Nothing went on this week. A delay in material for my work station. But I'm assured it will only be a couple more days!! Stay tuned and I'll give you a detailed post.
As for my next project,it will be a new spring coat for Tamara so it will be a couple weeks at least before it's finished.
As for the Burda Webinar , I've asked to postpone a couple of months and they've agreed .More about that in the next while.
Happy Sewing from