SEW * CRAFT * DESIGN * INSPIRE * LEARN
I'm sure you'll read in future blogs more whining and "woe is me" posts. However, in gratitude for your encouragement I'm going to do something that I don't think I've done since I've been posting on Sew Much Talent; post my photo wearing the garment I created. Here goes....(taking a deep breath).
I chose this pattern because I've discovered that I like peplums and view A seemed harmless enough. Thinking back to my class with Cynthia Guffey last year she emphasized using princess lines for the best fit in FBA's. Lets see if she was right.I was fortunate that my jobs prior to retirement required frequent travel across the US. This gave me opportunities to seek out fabric shops in each city. Additionally, I used many vacation days pursuing my passion for fabric and sewing workshops. The fabric in the following photo was purchased while attending a workshop with Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop and Louise Cutting of Cutting Lines in Tulsa, OK in the fall of 2008. The workshop was 4 or 5 days and The Cloth Merchants brought a boat load of fine fabrics for us fabricaholics to purchase. I don't remember who was the designer of this beautiful blue/gray silk/blend was but the piece that I purchased for (must have been a skirt in my mind as I only purchased 11/2 yds) had Georgio Armini on the selvage. I'll definitely make a muslin before cutting this bad boy.
Remember my habit of making multiples of patterns I like; you know my OCD issues? Well here we go. This fabric was purchased, I don't know how many years ago, at Promenade Fine Fabrics in New Orleans. Its a heavy weight silk and it weighs a ton after interfacing and lining. But because its silk its really comfortable and not too hot even in the 70 degree January weather. Oh yeah, the Promenade is one of those places that tells you up front it has "Fine Fabrics" lol but true. This means I can shop there maybe twice a year and come out with one or two pieces. They are located on St. Charles Street and you can get there via the St. Charles Street Car if you plan to go to the Mardi Gras. Everything in there is exquisite i.e. fine linens, silks, woolens, italian knits and a whole room of formal and ball gown merchandise. OK back to my little jacket.....The lining is a piece of kimono silk I purchased; I don't remember when, where purchased, or what I planned to do with with it. Works fine with this.
Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making the jackets and writing about them. Note: the FBA was really easy on this pattern and I like the way it looks and fits.