Sewing for 2010 is off to a great start with the completion of this jacket from McCall's 5815.
You know which one I'm talking about - the Nanette Lapore knock-off jacket with the great collar. Many of you may be familiar with this pattern - there are 10 reviews on PatternReview as well as some postings of the jacket by other bloggers (I just can't locate the posts at the moment to show you.)
Wanting a jacket to wear during the winter months, I choose a gray striped suiting fabric and used the long sleeves, with slits, from view B with that fabulous collar from view A.
The stripes really play up the areas of the jacket that are cut on the bias - the pockets and collar.
I'm liking the buttons I found - at Joann's of all places. I'm glad I braved the -20 degree F temps this past weekend to hit their 50% off button sale. And I freely admit it - a few of the new spring McCall's patterns came home with me also.
Not only did the color match beautifully, but the button leans more toward fashion versus function. They're a bit unusual in that they are 1/4" thick.
And I'm still using the Fabric Mart silks I purchased a while back as linings.
The matching skirt is about half-way completed. Once it's done I'll post some photos of the entire outfit and write a real review.
Only five days into the new year and I've already completed one item. Go me!