Thursday, October 4, 2012
OOP...Out of Style?
So, I was looking for an internet picture of the New Look jacket that I'm making, and it's apparently out of print. I would swear that pattern is not that old. Simplicity's website has a jacket pattern that's very similar but those clever folks won't give you the properties so I can't paste it. Anyway, I'm delighted to say that the pattern fit right out of the envelope, and I can't begin to to tell you why. New Look (apparently) and Kwik Sew fit, but Simplicity and Butterick are hopeless. The jacket itself is a simple princess style with a collar. I added a zip front and pockets because I'm making it for tennis. Pictures later, it still has to be lined and hemmed, but I'm pretty happy with it. The fabric is a very soft corduroy that I picked up at Hancock's--it has little Scotty dogs on it---and I'm going to try to upcycle an old pantsuit for a tennis skirt to make a complete outfit. I just noticed that my pyjamas also have Scotty dogs. I am not necessarily a fan of Scotties in person (although I love ALL dogs, of course, and am sure they go to Heaven). On fabric I guess it's a different story. So, off to tennis this morning and if I'm up for it, there's dance practice tonight. But also Project Runway. Such a social life!