Sunday, June 24, 2012

The last of the red wool ...

I couldn't get the jacket I had originally planned from the remains of this wool, so I went with M5244 View B this time.  I made View A in lavender for my SWAP but this is the view that prompted me to buy this pattern in the first place.  The pattern envelope has a version in faux fur and I still want to make one of those.

For once I made no alterations to the pattern and I even put the buttons where the pattern said to put them.  I lined it in the same poly charmeuse I used for the matching red skirt.  It's taken me three weeks to finish this jacket because of the lack of button availability in Tasmania, but I ended up using three buttons from my stash that have been there for a VERY long time. 

I still had some bits leftover, not big enough for a garment but plenty for this little hat.  It's V8440 which I've made at least four times before.  I bought this pattern for a SWAP some years ago that required an accessory and I've continued that inspiration.  It's modelled here by Molly, who doesn't care.



I'm not sure what I want to make next.  I may tackle that purple faux fur jacket ...

12 comments:

cidell said...

Carol! This is so pretty. Man, I love red. And it's a perfect pop of color for your winter.

kbenco said...

The little jacket is so smart. I love it. The hat is sort of beret shape? I can just imagine the jacket and beret as part of a very cute outfit over a straight skirt or jeans. Maybe not on Molly though;)

MAD14kt said...

This is so NICE!!! I L*VE it!!!

KID, MD said...

Really perfect! It will be adorable with or without the skirt. That lining is amazing.

prttynpnk said...

Oh, i am one smitten kitten! From lining to buttons- I just love it!

Gail said...

Great jacket and the guitar lining is just rockabilly! Based on the laterst economic data, buttons is not the only thing in short supply in Tassie. But so beautiful...

Sharon said...

Gorgeous red jacket and the lining is such fun.

velosewer said...

How cute. The jacket and beret are adorable. I love your lining choice.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The hat modelling is hilarious! I love that jacket, so retro and delicious! You are making me want that pattern, even though I never wear jackets except when it's cold.

gwensews said...

What a stunning jacket! It will make a gorgeous outfit whether with a skirt or pants. As always, your sewing is perfection.

Sarah said...

Wow! What a fantastic jacket! I love the deep red colour and the lining is awesome!

HeathersSphere said...

Chic looking jacket in red!