Monday, December 14, 2009

Progress on my Hot Pattern

I got unexpected sewing time over the weekend.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Here is where I am on the Riveria Boulevard jacket.

Next, I have to make a lining pattern.  This fabric definitely needs lining, because it's very scratchy.  I"m happy how it's turning out so far.  Famous Last Words.  I need a vibrant color top to go under it--maybe hot pink or bright coral.  I have to attach the collar,make the lining, insert lining and outer collar and attach cuffs.  I'll get sewing time later in the week.

Here's a photo of one of my famous T-Shirts.  The same pattern I've made since 1974 or so.

The thing is--it fits.  I cannot buy a T that fits. I like the shoulder seams to be at the shoulder, not hanging down.  I'm small(er) on the top, big on the bottom, so anything I find in RTW that fits on the top is too tight on the rear. This is my basic outfit.  For my Elegant Lifestyle.

Tomorrow, I go to the beauty shop to get some red in my hair.  Me and Flo, my new companion, the "floater" who took residence in my vision!

27 Talk to me:

Myra said...

Can't wait to see the jacket done.

KID, MD said...

It's looking good!! I almost got this pattern today, but I'm not allowed to buy for myself until after Christmas. Pooh!

JoanneM said...

I love the jacket and I think the t shirt looks great. Well done!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

The jacket is looking great! That's whats so nice when a pattern works, you can just keep re-using. Your t-shirt fits perfect.

Faye Lewis said...

You know I recently got that pattern. What level do you think it is really - it says intermediate. Hope I can handle it. What pattern is your t-shirt.

cindy said...

The jacket is looking very nice and so is the tshirt. i love tnt patterns! I have come to realize that I over bought in so many patterns the first two years of sewing! I just need my TNTs!

Linda T said...

That well fitting T pattern is worth its weight in gold--definitely a real keeper. Jacket is coming along nicely.

Eugenia said...

That jacket is looking very good indeed. Love the t-shirt - you're right that it's very difficult to find a well fitting RTW to wear T.

Fran said...

The jacket is looking great so far. You're so lucky to have a TNT Tee -- on my 'to do' list.

Christy Sews said...

I love the jacket. So lovely. I'm going to have to jump on the t-shirt band wagon myself. As for your floaters -- I sympathize. I've had them since I got hit in the eye in grade school. Of coruse, I really don't notice them -- until I'm driving. I swear I spent the first 5 hours on the road lamenting the presence of the floaters. Grrr.

Trudy Callan said...

lookin' good.

julia said...

It is hard to find tees that fit. I find that the neck hole is too big in most of them. You look great in yours. I really like your jacket, too!!

Lindsay T said...

I just may have to make that HP pattern. It really looks great on everyone. I just saw it on another blogger recently...wish I could remember who it was because it looked so cute and so RTW.

Rose said...

Your jacket is looking great. I'm another one who has the pattern. The more I see of it made, the more I want to get to making it! I love the fabric in your t-shirt. It does fit well!!

Patricia said...

The jacket and tee look great. It is amazing with tees how they can look so unflattering if the fit is a bit off. You have certainly perfected yours over the years.

Lori said...

Your jacket looks fantastic, as does your t-shirt. I am with Lindsay, I might have to buy this Hot Pattern.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The jacket is coming along! So nice to have some unexpected sewing time.

j.kaori said...

I like the jacket style -- looks like it is coming along nicely. Your t-shirt is definitely a winner. It's always great to have a go-to pattern that you know will always work for you!

Linda T said...

Nice looking jacket and t-shirt! It is so nice to get unexpected sewing time. I am a bit jealous. :) I need some blogging time also.

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Kat said...

I'm lovin' that jacket! And as for those darn floaters, they can be so annoying. And then some days I don't even notice them. I got my first floater in college and have been living with them ever since.

julia said...

I hope you have the Merriest of Christmases!!!

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kanishk said...

jacket is looking great! That's whats so nice when a pattern works, you can just keep re-using. Your t-shirt fits perfect.

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paco peralta said...

Merry Christmas and my wishes for a new year filled with health, happiness and all the best

MERRY CHRISTMAS Gwen

Linda said...

I like your jacket and I do like the fit of your t-shirt. I look forward to seeing the completed jacket.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Me too, I'm eagerly awaiting the finish o fthis jacket! All of the versions I've seen of this jacket have just made me more anxious to work on one for myself!

kanishk said...

Can't wait to see the jacket done.

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