Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A Languishing Project Finally Finished

I have been lazy!!! As my grandfather used to say, 

"Pure dee ol' lazy!" 

That just might be the worst kind of lazy!!! I just love when some of those old sayings come back to me :) Not so much though when they fit me to a tee :/

But, here I am, back once again :)

Back in January, I was doing a bit of cleaning in my studio, emphasis on "a bit." Trust me, it is FAR from clean. I came across a jacket that I would like to tell you how long ago I cut it out, but it was so long ago that I have absolutely no idea! So, a long time ago. But, the good news is that I finally got it together, and I actually wore it out to dinner last night. 

The fabric is a double-faced faux fur. I was actually able to make the jacket so that it's reversible. For the edging, I pulled away the faux fur and just used the wool. The seams were basically done the same way. I cut 1 side of the seam down to the stitching. On the other side of the seam, I pulled away the faux fur, cut it away, and then stitched down the wool so that it's similar to a flat-felled seam. The wool does not fray, so I didn't need to turn it under. 

I know that the pattern has to be long out of print. And no, I am not a size 18, but I liked the pattern, so I just cut it down to fit me.

I forgot to add that I made a loop and covered a button for a closure. You can see that in the video. I really didn't want a tie belt. It just seemed as though it would be too much.  

I had enough left over to cut a little pencil skirt. The pieces are so interchangeable with other pieces in my wardrobe. I keep kicking myself about allowing this to languish for so long. But, it's done now, and I guess that's what really counts :)

Hopefully I have inspired you to pull something out that is long overdue. It's just the greatest feeling when something old finally comes to life!

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. You make the most amazing outfits! You are such an inspiration. I haven’t sewn my own clothing for a long, ling time but you sure have me thinking about starting again. I have a new granddaughter and have started sewing her dresses. Hopefully she’ll let me sew things for her for as long as I can. Keep up your good work! I always look forward to your posts.

    1. Hi Kathleen,
      So happy to hear that you are sewing for your granddaughter. I sewed for my nieces when they were small, and loved every minute!!! Now, to get you back sewing for yourself!!! Do something simple, and I think you'll be hooked :)

  2. Hey Rhonda, I like this outfit a lot, it looks cozy, comfy, warm AND still very stylish at the same time. :)

    1. Thanks so much! I am so very happy that I FINALLY got it together!!!

  3. Gorgeous outfit and you wear it well! Love the mini video too!

    1. Thanks Bunny! Now that I finally have it together, I think it will become 1 of my favorite wintertime outfits :)

  4. AND boots to match! Great outfit

  5. I recently found a cut out bolero. Like you I have no idea when I cut it out. I like your new jacket/coat. Well done on sewing it up and wearing it out.