Monday, July 16, 2007

McCalls 5244



Today, I finished McCalls 5244 - the view in the top right hand corner. I used a wool purchased from Brunswick Fabrics in Sydney Rd, Melbourne during last year's Patternreview weekend Down Under. I also bought the designer Brioni lining from Artextile in Richmond on the same weekend. The lining at $12 a metre was more expensive than the wool at $9 a metre! And now my sewing room is in a mess as the fabric ravelled large chunky threads!!


I didn't underline and only interfaced the collar, front facings and the hems. I wanted a quick project to kick off the sewing! I will add snaps (when I buy some) to keep it closed.


This photo shows the lining which has the Brioni logo of a polo player embossed over it. This photo is more true to life in the colour of the fabrics. However, the matching shoe is a bit washed out. They do match!Finally here is a photo of me in the jacket. Now I obviously need some help in taking a photo without getting the flash in the mirror!!!!

9 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

Vicki, nice jacket. I hope you have a warm jumper with long sleeves to wear under it. Did you see the weather forecast? :) Eek, I thought today was cold!

Vicki W said...

That's a really cute jacket - and those shoes are perfect with it!

Shannon said...

I have been eyeing that pattern for a while. Your version is so cute, I will have to pick this pattern up now. I love the fabric - so cozy looking!

Tany said...

What a lovely jacket! And the shoes are TDF!!

Isabelle said...

What a cute, fun jacket! How lovely to have matching shoes.

Summerset said...

Awesome jacket and fanstastic shoes. Very stylish for the rest of your winter. Have you tried turning off the camera's flash and making sure you have really good lighting? That's what I have to do if I do self portraits.

Linda said...

cute jacket. Those shoes are adorable too. I sometimes get better photos when the flash is turned off. I can't figure out why, but it works.

dawn said...

That's a lovely jacket! I'd like to do one like that for myself one of these days. I'll make a note of the pattern number b/c McCall's are coming on sale in a week. thanks for the inspiration!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Can I say how much I love the shoe that you have picked to go with that wonderful jacket! The shoe is tres kewl!