Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Getting Them Done!

First, I changed horses in midstream with the dressy outfit. My SIL gave me this jewelry set for Christmas and since she's going on the cruise, I thought I should make something that I could wear the jewelry with.

The fabric underneath the necklace is what I finally cut out. I cut out a simple tee, a gored skirt, and a v-neck jacket. The stretchy knit will pack well. I was in Coldwater Creek the other day, and saw a gored skirt made out of the same fabric. I thought it was funny since I've had this fabric for years-got it on clearance at Walmart. Four yards at $2.00 a yard versus $90.00 just for the skirt-do the math! That and fitting issues is why I sew. I can have a whole wardrobe of beautiful, custom, great-fitting clothes for under $100.00. I need to go back to Coldwater Creek, they have gorgeous clothes-maybe I can memorize some of the designs and go home and make some of them.

Now the jacket:

I really like how it turned out, and the fit is terrific. I lined it completly and hand-stitched the lining to the hems. I noticed in the photo there's a bump in the right sleeve seam, but in real life it's smooth. It must be how I hung it on the hanger.

I make purses out of upholstery samples. I dug in my stash of already completed purses, but I couldn't find any that matched the dressy outfit, so I found another sample in a nice navy with a tiny print. If I can find a zipper in my stash (see last post), I'll make it to take along.

Burning the midnight oil could definitely be in my plan for the next couple of days!


  1. You'll look so pretty on your cruise Marty! I love the fabric you lined your jacket with. I think that Coldwater Creek has a web site so you don't have to memorize their clothes. You can just visit them online. They do have beautiful clothes.

  2. I am so pleased your SIL is done! I am now DONE chemo and radiation will be a breeze so it's onwards and upwards. I bet you'll get a lot of wear out of that jacket - I love jackets. Have a great time on the cruise and see you when you get back!


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