Showing posts from September 16, 2007

Done! Simplicity 4412 zebra print jacket

The zebra print jacket is done and I'm ready to take a walk on the wild side. It is a bit wild isn't it? What the heck - it's a fitting last hurrah to my summer sewing. And just in time - only had four days to spare until the official end of summer. Although you never know about the weather in this state this time of year. Last weekend we had frost warnings and this weekend could be in the 80s. This jacket was sewn using the same pattern, Simplicity 4412 , as the pink jacket that some of you have expressed a lot of interest in. The pink jacket was view C and this one is view F... both simple to sew. The zebra print fabric is linen purchased as a " buy the piece " from Fabric Club Fabrics this past June and the contrast collar is black linen from my stash. I even managed to use three buttons from my thrift store find to use on this jacket. This post will be updated when I have a chance to get the full review written and posted at Patternreview. BTW - did you a

Button button who's got the button

Busy, busy weekend here - how about all of you? Ours was mostly social. Friday night was dinner out with a super fun group of co-workers and spouses/significant others. Saturday night was a paddle boat dinner cruise on the St. Croix River with a couple that we have been meaning to get together with for months! With all that socializing going on there wasn't much time for sewing. However, I did find time to check out a thrift store that I hadn't visited before. The store had a small textile section, complete with patterns, but no vintage patterns or fabric. I did locate two great sixties-era vintage coats - complete with fur collars - but they were both too large for me. After debating if I would actually take the time to alter them I decided to leave them in the store so they could become some one's treasures. While browsing the aisles I was drawn to a small plastic bag that contained these blue buttons. A quick peek showed that there were a number of matching sets of