|Carla and her dad at the Thai restaurant. Carla is wearing her new jacket and doesn't Bob look dapper?|
|My jacket is made from 100% wool I had for my tailoring class in college! I kept it all those years!|
|The back and sleeves of my wool jacket.|
|The first jacket I made for Marianne using a sweatshirt for fleece lining and denim.|
|I used snowflake patterns and made up the border.|
|Lots of fringe and crystals on this quilted jacket.|
|Marianne models the front of her glitzy jacket.|
|A closer look at the Sashiko pattern on the back.|
|A closer look at the Sashiko Quilting and the buttons. Also a look at the cherry blossoms.|
I decided I had to tear it all apart, and recut the embroidered pieces. I did get it torn apart but then I was so discouraged and needed to "think about it" for awhile, that I put it away and didn't look at it. Last summer I finally got it out and just decided to cut out the pattern exactly like the company made it and let the chips fall where they would! I got it cut out and then my machine broke down and all fall I had problems with it so didn't do any more on it.
This winter when we had to leave the cabin I insisted on bringing my machine with me so I would have something to do while in Casper. I finally got out the jacket and went to work sewing it back together. Holding our breaths, Carla tried on the bodice part again. It fit almost perfectly!!! At that time we also decided it needed more cherry blossoms so I spent a couple days adding more and then the final fitting test came.
I had to recut the sleeves, put on all the flounces, bind the front edges, and finally add the sleeves. Oh, and refinish every seam on the jacket so it wouldn't show! Carla tried it on and voila! It fit with just one minor adjustment! Now to make buttonholes sew on the buttons and figure out how to finish the armseyes (sleeve hole seams). I think Carla may have a spring jacket very soon!
|The back of Carla's jacket shows off two types of Sashiko.|
|The front of the jacket.|
|Carla shows off her new jacket for us.|
|Lookin' good, Carla.|