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 :))