Little French Sew Along in progress!
The fabric ordered from Mood last week finally arrived. The lining is actually inexpensive for a silk charmeuse at $14/yard, and it is as beautiful as I had hoped it would be. The navy boucle is listed as mid-weight, but I would consider it more of a mid-lightweight. I’m really pleased with the combination.
I’m working on a toile of Marfy 2417 and I am really liking the fit. It doesn’t have princess seams to the shoulder as recommended for the French jacket, but curves into the armscye. I want to try one more Marfy with princess seams before making a final decision.
I have read comments by other bloggers talking about the excess ease in Vogue patterns. Since I’ve grown up sewing with Vogue I really didn’t give it a lot of thought. Now I’m wondering if I should start with a smaller size in Vogue and fit up. When younger I never used a size based on measurements but always used a couple sizes smaller. I’m not ready to give up on Vogue 8804 yet.
So now I’m running a week late on the SAL. I should have the toile complete and it is definitely still in process, and I should have the fabric thread-traced and cut. I will have to work on it this weekend and see if I can catch up. This is a jacket I would love to do well, so I’m not getting in a hurry.
You should check out the blog posts by Inna and Leisa. They are listed here and are packed with some great information on preparing for this jacket. These ladies are really doing a first class job on this sew along.
Melanie of PoppyKettle was lucky enough to spend two weeks with Susan Khalje and has quite a few blog posts about the experience. It has been fun following along.
Sarah of GoodbyeValentino also attended a week with Susan and sewed a French jacket. You should see it. It is just beautiful.
I also found RedPointTailor through this sew along and have really enjoyed her blog. So many talented people out there.
Bad thing is I have totally caught the sewing bug (for clothes) and have spent WAY TOO MUCH moolah! The American Express card has gotten grounded and sent to a corner.
Is is fun to be excited about what you do, though. 😀
So what about you? What are you working on and excited about? I’d love to know.
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