My long weekend was spent testing out my new sewing machines, signing up for the Summer Essentials Sew-Along, and beginning work on my first summer garment.
Here is a preview of my weekend's work.
It is a light-weight summer jacket made of an ice-blue linen suiting and lined with a yellow cotton batiste.
I wanted the jacket to resemble a Chanel-style jacket, and am trying some of the couture techniques listed in Claire Shaeffer's book, Couture Sewing Techniques. These include quilting the lining to the outer fabric, and hand-sewing the sleeves, the trim, and all the lining seams. The machine sewing is all done, but I have a feeling that the hand-sewing will take a while.
I started with Simplicity pattern 3628, but removed the collar, shortened the jacket and the sleeves, and got rid of a lot of sleeve cap ease.
This is the first piece of evidence I have received that my pattern is understandable to others besides myself, and her hat looks so good! My weekend was totally made with this news! It also gives me more confidence to try writing up some of my bag patterns.
How was your weekend?