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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS SITE!!!
Due to changes and restructuring, I have eliminated all of the "GROUPS" due to lack of participation. I want this network to be most appealing and easy to navigate. So, please be patient as things are getting moved around a bit.
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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.- George Bernard Shaw
You read right, I am back from my sewing hiatus, yaay! However, I over did it a bit yesterday. I tried to do too much at one time.
But, it felt good to get back in my sewing room!! I was commissioned by a young mother of three to make her son ( about 4-5yrs.) a nutcracker style jacket...he's going to be in a wedding out of town.
I got the fabric/pattern on Thursday...she's leaving town tomorrow around noon. Now keep in mind I have not seen the little boy. I was just told by a friend of mine that actually met with the woman what size he was and she took some measurements for me. I called the mother for the other measurements I needed. I was given specific instructions by the mother on what to do.
Anyway, I began cutting/sewing the jacket yesterday, probably about 1pm, stopped about 4pm so I could cook. I started again about 12:30pm and finished right at 3pm. Then, off to meet her I went. Thank God for my mother, she drove me to meet her, I'm not quite ready for driving yet...makes me nervous.
Little Will tried the jacket on and he LOVED it! His mother loved it! It fit perfect! He will be wearing his jacket with a pair of white slacks and some sort of belt around the waist.
So, here's a picture of my first project back at the machine ( gotta get myself back in the groove...I'll be returning to work soon).
I'm so excited, I forgot to tell you the specifics of "the jacket", lol!
Well, mom brought me a Burda pattern~ 2461, 1 1/8 yd of emerald green , velveteen fabric, 6 buttons, 3 frog closures, and gold trim. she told me she wanted tails in the back, but the peplum short in the front, so a cross between view A and B. She didn't want cuffs and no faux pockets...no additional trimming. It's a good thing because the fabric she sent was the exact amount needed with no more to spare.
Here's the pattern:
Well, on to the next project~ 3pc. suit alterations!