This was such a fun project, I didn't want it to come to an end.
My original plan was to quickly make this jacket but it was such a pleasure to work on, that I pulled out all the fine tailoring techiniques to use in this jacket construction.
Bound buttonholes with the reclaimed reworked buttons.
How perfect the way the button design works with the fabric.
I was going to bag (technique) the lining but instead put it in by hand.
Bag linings are nice and quick but there is nothing like setting the lining in sections by hand.
Here, I tried to get a photo with me wearing the jacket.
I even learned the self timer on my camera
Ralph the Dog thought that me racing to jump in front of the camera some new crazy fun kind of game.
Ralph is faster that I am, so I had a bunch of blurry dog head photos.
tossing a doggie treat to distract him and I was able to get one quick photo.
Ralph the Dog is smart and he won't be fooled by the dog treat ploy again.
and maybe I should have changed out of my pajamas or at least tucked my top in
and I finished this jacket just in time for the heat and extreme humidity that will hang around until this fall
my timing was never good but this jacket will be waiting for me when the weather cools down in a few months
great pattern and I will probably make another
and I am thinking I may make the blouse
but without the clown buttons on the front as shown in the pattern
the little vent mock pocket tabs at the waist are cute