17 Items Made
96 Days to Go
I love this little jacket. It was so easy to sew and it came out so beautifully. I have to say that I'm majorly impressed with this maybe $5/yard (before the 40% off coupon I used) poplin I got from JoAnn's. It really sewed up beautifully and has a very nice weight.
I used some fun quilting cotton for the lining.
And I used hooks for the closures because I sewed the damn thing too tight and I didn't want to look like a stuffed sausage.
I sewed View A from the pattern which doesn't call for the topstitching on the peplum and the lapel, but I really like the way it finishes off the jacket.
The only bad side of this is the back side. A wee too flouncy for me, but I think it'll look good if I wear something tighter like a pencil skirt, maybe leggings if I wore leggings which I don't because I'm not a child and only children should wear leggings for the love of god seriously people let's DROP THE LEGGINGS.
The peplum reminds me of this god awful Vogue pattern #8679:
Seriously, what the f*ck were they thinking with this styling? Who's going to sew this, someone modeling for Horse & Hound Victorian Monthly? I do not get the skirt. I do not get ANYTHING in the largest picture. The rest? Sooooo much cuter, so why on earth not use any one of the other four pictures? WTF, Vogue?
Anyway, overall I really do like the jacket, and I think I'll make the long sleeve version but rework the peplum so that it's not as flouncy. Actually, I may keep it because the long sleeve version seems to lend itself more to the drama of The Flounce.
I also whipped up an adorable twofer dress and an AWESOME necklace that I'll have to share once I get them photographed. I may even have a tute on how to make the necklace since it was so super easy. This week I am out to rework Simplicity 2724. The last one I made was a total disaster that pissed me off to no end. Thankfully, I didn't toss it and can reuse most of the fabric to make this one.