Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Green wool suit finished

Green wool suit
I really had very little left to do, in order to finish the jacket in the green wool. Here is the lining, being stitched in by hand.
Green wool suit
Here's the interior of the jacket before I sewed on the buttons.
Green wool suit
Here's a close-up of the running dog buttons I choose.
Green wool suit
And here's the jacket, all finished! I like it. But I haven't worn it yet. Maybe tomorrow. I didn't wear it today although it was cool enough, because I wanted to take a yoga class and that meant scrunching up my work clothes into my backpack after class and walking home in my exercise gear.
Alterations
Finally, I had bought a pair of pants at Winners and they were too long, so I needed to do some alterations. I still don't have a pants pattern I like and these were such a bargain at $35 - lined wool! - that I bought them. Now I've just discovered that there's a flaw in the zipper but if I need to, I can put in a new zip and still I couldn't have made them for less.

11 comments:

Adrienne said...

Your jacket looks fantastic!!!!

JuliaR said...

Thanx Adrienne! I think a shirt may be next, whilst I think about the raw silk.

Tany said...

Great jacket, Julia! I bet it looks great on you!

JuliaR said...

Thanks Tany! I'm about to find out - I wear it to work today for the first time. But there's no one to take pix, that I know of! Maybe I'll ask a student... I take the camera every day now that I'm blogging at my new neighbourhood blog!

Mary said...

Your jacket is stunning! Thanks for all the detailed pics during construction - I'm about to tackle my first jacket of this type and your tips will save me some hair-pulling time ;-)

JuliaR said...

Thanks Mary! I don't blog every single step in every garment, so I am sure I left things out. But if you need some advice during the making of your jacket, leave a comment on my blog and I'll see if I know the answer!

marty said...

Lovely jacket. I love the styling and details. Great job!

C'est Moi! said...

Absolutely stunning!

JuliaR said...

Thanks Marty and C'est Moi! I wore it to teach today and it was very comfortable, lightweight yet warm and it fit too! One day, I'll get a photo of me wearing it.

marla said...

I am both impressed and encouraged to try my hand. I bought this fantastic green suiting fabric. But until now I have not been able to commit to taking a pair of scissors to it.

JuliaR said...

Good luck with your project Marla!