Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Red Jacket



I still needed something to wear with my red shoes so went in search of red fabric in the stash. I don't have a lot of red...well actually just this one piece - a wool double knit purchased from Lincraft so long ago I don't remember. It may have been before children which would be.....16 + years. So you are probably not surprised to hear that it had acquired some mysterious holes?! Oh dear, well into the washing machine (it didn't matter much if it recked it) and out to dry. It came up ok, however the holes were still there.......



I decided to use Simplicity 4182 as I had used it before with success and wanted this "holy" jacket for tomorrow to go visit mum. I did manage to cut around the holes (I hope anyway) and came up with this:

As you can see, I haven't done a button hole. I plan on using snaps to keep it closed but I don't have any at the moment. So for tomorrow the trusty safety pin will be put to use! I also need a long sleeve t-shirt to wear underneath...........

6 comments:

Tany said...

It looks great, Vicky! I would love to see a picture of you wearing it!

Summerset said...

Nice - perfect for winter! Is that a big button or a pin?

Vicki said...

Thanks Tany and Summerset. The button is a vintage hand made one I bought from "The Button Lady" at the Stitches and Craft show - a twice annual sewing, craft, quilt show.

Isabelle said...

It is gorgeous, Vicki! Love it. Beautiful colour, too.

Summerset said...

Thanks - it is beautiful!

Vonne said...

Lovely jacket Vicki ! This is a great pattern, but now appears to have been discontinued in the online catalogue. I vote for a modelled photo too :))