I have recently begun to long for a new little dog, a puppy, a little puppy that's brand new to this world. As tempting as a purebred is, it will be a little rescue pup. I've looked at so many rescue sites. While looking last night, there was a little pup that caught my eye, but the angel in my heart whispered, "wait, not yet." The older I get, the more I am learning to listen to that angel who lives in my heart, she always knows best.
A year ago, my Little Bit was beginning to struggle. The stairs were an issue, but she had learned to call for me when she wanted to come down, and of course I would come running to her aide. The tumor in her jaw had also begun to grow. It's still heartbreaking to think about it, but hearts do heal, and mine is mending. It's amazing what time can do :)
After what has turned out to be a busy summer, things are returning to normal, and I'm getting back to my neglected projects.
Taking a look at the pattern cover, you can see that I tapered the jacket at the waist. Although I was very pleased with the pattern, I found the sleeves to be a little short and advised to lengthen the sleeve.
The jacket was designed to be a fast make by serging the seams. While that's great, I wanted do another where a little more time is taken to give the jacket just a bit more pizzazz.
The jacket below is a linen and denim blend. I purchased a fun coordinating fabric that I used to bind the seams.
I absolutely love how it looks. It's now one of those jackets that I enjoy looking at the inside as much as the outside.
I decided to pipe the outer edge of the jacket. As you can see, I'm not quite finished.
For a little added interest, I included the vent and piped it as well.
I plan to pipe the edge of the welt for the welt pockets, and I think I will also do piped bound buttonholes. Why not, right? :)
I'm going to do one final jacket and this one will be out of suede, and lined. So you'll be able to see just how versatile the pattern is. The Fast and Fabulous Jacket pattern is a great pattern that lends itself to so many fabric possibilities. And...it's perfect whether you want something quick to make, or you want to add a little more detail.
Back to the studio!Rhonda
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