Monday, January 25, 2010

Heart Balmain Again!

A joyous moment was had by me just minutes ago: I tried the jacket on with the sleeves basted in and I LOVE it! If I can get all the beading done and still be as excited as I am now- with all the thread and loose ends etc, I'm going to wear the heck out of this jacket. And I'll wear it grunge style, with a long tee underneath, tight pants and clogs :))


The sleeves are cut on bias, and boy are they flattering. And comfortable. And slender :)) You can see in the picture I'm chalking the beading lines to see the right placement. The sleeves have yet to be machine stitched, which will be done only to the point of the beading. Then I will undo the underarm seam and the rest of the armhole, stabilize the beading area with hair canvas and get to work.

Below is a the lining fabric I ordered from Sawyer Brook, think its kinda cool with the unusual cross pattern, which will tie to the crosses on the front.


And keep posting your wishes for giveaway: I've already learned something new: Anne LO wants a Simflex expanding sewing gauge which looks awesome btw, I want it too :))
And yes, Lindsay T, I will try my best to get together with you when I'm in NYC, how fun!!!
Christina, your Kai's went out today :))

16 comments:

  1. How exciting, and what perserverence. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  2. How wonderful you are continuing on this. The result will be gorgeous and I'll be looking forward to see the complete outfit.

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  3. Wow, you have great tenacity!

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  4. I am excited too and it's not even my jacket!!

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  5. That is an awesome art garment. You'll have to guard it with your life!

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  6. This jacket is so exciting!I love that you cut the sleeves on the bias--you are good!

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  7. This is turning out so beautifully

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  8. Jenny already beat me to the use of the word "tenacity", but that is exactly what I think of for you and this jacket. Thanks for showing us your progress!

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  9. It is gorgeous! I am glad that you are finishing it. When are you coming into NYC? I would love to meet up with you and Lindsay too.

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  10. Congrats on winning the Holiday sewing contest at Pattern Review!

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  11. The shoulders look gorgeous!

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  12. This is so exciting! That little glimpse in the mirror must have been like a shot of fresh energy for you. I love the way you're planning to wear it and of course I can hardly wait to see it. I feel like I've been pestering you:-)) Big congratulations to you on winning the contest on PR, so richly deserved!

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  13. I'm so looking forward to see this jacket! Oh, and how cool is the lining!?

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  14. What perfect lining! I am glad you are feeling the love again. It really is going to be fantastic.

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  15. This jacket is such a beautiful work of art! It looks great so far!
    Will it be finished in time to wear while you are in NYC?

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  16. That jacket is going to be amazing. I am so glad you still like it.

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