Sunday, June 3, 2007

Red Jacket on me

I wore my new red jacket to Shepparton on Thursday and found it very comfy! Here is a picture of me in it before we left...


I found that making the jacket in a knit brought about a few problems. It stretches! I had to take the sides in a good inch each. Also the shoulders are a bit sloppy and would benefit from a small shoulder pad. And the empire line is a bit lower, but that is ok. On the very plus side...it is sooo comfy. The pink jacket I made in this pattern is very restricting but the red one is just like a cardie! While in Shepp, I bought a long sleeve black top for $9.95 on special, which will look great with the jacket. The top I have on in the photo is just a sleeveless knit.

Also while in Shepparton I just happened to drop into the local Spotlight and found some cute canvas fabric in the remnant bin - it cost all of $1.96! Obviously it wants to be a handbag!


So that is the plan for today. My first handbag/tote. My Marfy can continue to wait.....

3 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

Vicki, I bought the exact same fabric from our local Box Hill Spotlight a few weeks ago. Mine too is going to become a tote/bag but I want to find a brown fabric to co-ordinate with it first. I can't wait to see your version!!

Love the jacket too. Aren't stretch fabrics the best?!

Tany said...

You look awesome wearing your new jacket and matching red shoes!

Summerset said...

You look fabulous! What a great outfit! I wish I even *looked* that tall!