Wednesday, December 28, 2011

First finished SWAP garment

I don't know why I started with this garment, but I'm really pleased with the results. It's M5244 that I bought about three or four years ago and never got around to making. The pattern has a separate piece for the undercollar, which makes it sit perfectly.
The fabric is Midweight Cotton Twill from Gorgeous Fabrics and there is still some left. It sews beautifully and is a little spongy with a perfect hand for a jacket. I have enough left for a short skirt. This shot shows the assymetric collar and the button placement.
The lining was a whim. I went to Spotlight yesterday to buy thread - that's all, really. I ended up with this poly satin (and three other fabrics). This picture doesn't show it very well, but the lavender spots match the fabric exactly. As well as this lining, I purchased another satin and a charmeuse that go with this fabric and I may well make one of them into a blouse for my SWAP. You can see my label in this shot. I still get a kick out of it, but not everyone who sees it gets the joke!
While the overlocker is still threaded in lavender I'll probably make the skirt tomorrow. Now I just have to choose a pattern ...

7 comments:

Debi said...

It's absolutely FANTASTIC! I just love how the collar sits and the fabric looks delicious to sew with! Can't wait to see it with a matching skirt!

Sheila said...

Lovely jacket and like the style line.

Faye Lewis said...

I remember that pattern (think it's in my stash). You made it up really cute.

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

OMG! I love it. I've two copies of this pattern in my stash. I really need to make this up. Yours is smashing. The colour is fabulous!

Sharon said...

Fantastic jacket and love that collar. Looking forward to your skirt.

prttynpnk said...

Too sweet and the lining is great!

Maria said...

The color and the lining is just beautiful! Looking forward to the rest... :-D

Maria