Thursday, April 24, 2008

BWOF 03-2008-117A (aka, marathon sewing project)




I fell in love with this blouse jacket the INSTANT I saw it in the March BWOF. The instant. And when I found a cheerful yellow fabric at Value Village, it was fate. It re-sparked the whole Wardrobe Contest idea.

Ah, but the pain this fabric put me through. The problem - it was just transparent enough that you could visibly see when I was wearing something dark underneath. As much of my wardrobe is dark shirts, I figured I needed to fix it.

I've bitched about lining issues in my last post. So, enough said on that.

I learned so much on this project. Its the first time I've ever lined a jacket. I'm sure the way I did it was unorthodox, but since this jacket didn't come with lining instructions, any way I got it in would work, as far as I was concerned.

I also did one nicer-sewing thing. I usually don't bother with nice details - I'm all about instant gratification - but this time, I used a yellow bias binding to finish the facing edges, and slip stitched the lining to the binding. Like so...



(Unfortunately, I occasionally caught some actual fabric in my needle. Oops. Ah well. I'll still wear the jacket.)

Looking at the picture, its clear the jacket needs pressing. It is completely time for me to stop being an ass and buy a pressing ham already! This project proved my ironing board is just not enough.

One more picture? This would be:

Outfit 7



Now, for those pesky pants...

ETA: I'm so pleased - I've made 2 projects from the March BWOF. Its almost like they aren't just eye-candy! Grin.

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

Very cute!!!!

christina said...

Awesome jacket! I hope to make that one too, sometime this summer.

AllisonC said...

It looks great on you, the colour is amazing. You've given me the incentive I needed to finish my (unlined!) version of this.

toya said...

you look great, the color IS very beautiful on you

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The color is so fresh and spring like! You did a wonderful job!

Chicago Sarah said...

WOOT!

Faye Lewis said...

Very nice jacket!

Summerset said...

Fabulous color - you look great!

kristy said...

love the yellow colour - it goes great with the fun style of the jacket and it's such a flattering colour on you. I can't wait until the 3/08 Burda is on sale here in Australia (yeah, we're a few months behind down here....)

La Woodstock said...

Very nice jacket!! :)