I’m going to take a little time for some unselfish sewing, which is a rare thing for me. My daughter will soon be entering the final leg of her Masters program at University (says the shamelessly proud mum) and will be working through a summer internship.
She is in the process of building her professional wardrobe, and was interested in the boucle jacket I made recently using Vogue 7975. Rather than repeat that pattern for her, I have decided to use Butterick 5719 and make both a jacket and a co-ordinating suit skirt.
She and I made a trip to our local Fabricland where she chose a boucle from their “Jackie” collection in multiple shades of pink, and we got some lovely pink Bemberg to co-ordinate.
And look at that fringe on the selvedge! I’m going to try to incorporate it into the cuff and neckline trim if I can.
Unlike the jacket I made for myself, I will not be using the 70+ hours of quilting and hand sewing method. Time simply doesn’t allow for that and so I will use the instructions as written. This afternoon, I traced off View A of the jacket and I’ll get started on it tomorrow. I’m heading overseas next week and am hoping to get the shell of the jacket basted together so that I can at least get the fit sorted before I go. We’ll see…
Bye for now,