Friday, February 12, 2010

Jacket Progress

Gray jacket is ready for finishing.   It needed more embellishment on the right front and left sleeve.  There was too much blank space.  This is one time when more is better.  I got another spool of decorative thread and embellished with stitches only--no applique.  I added some details to the flowers with hand embroidery.

After much pulling of hair, and trying different buttons and closure options, I decided on Frogs.   I think they are perfect for this jacket.  However, I only have two, so I'll have to go Frog shopping.

Here's the front.



Close up of both fronts


And the back.


That's where I am.   I've made a lining pattern, and hope to get started on that tomorrow.

Good sewing to you this weekend!


26 Talk to me:

JoanneM said...

What a feat. This has so much work in it. Wonderful!

Rhoto said...

WOW!! BEAUTIFUL!! ;)
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

The Sewing Loft said...

I really like the small red flowers, they are just the right thing. Frogs look good too. Am looking forward to the finished jacket.

Kristine said...

Gwen, it's absolutely gorgeous! Wow, I mean... Wow. Good luck with the final details, but you certainly don't need it!

KID, MD said...

It's fabulous! The frogs are perfect. Red lining, right?

Omega said...

I am sooooo loving your jacket. You did a beautiful job. The frogs are perfect. I can't wait to see it on you.

Rose said...

Now that's one awesome jacket! I know that it was/is a lot of hard work, but the results are incredible. Happy sewing and frog shopping!

Trudy Callan said...

What an amazing jacket. Your work is incredible.

Bunny said...

This jacket is glorious! The assymetrical stitching with just the threads on the other side is just perfect. Stunning, job, Gwen!

a little sewing on the side said...

Oh my goodness, that is just gorgeous. Now I want one!

Lynn said...

I really like your jacket. I would also like to see it on you. Will you team this up with slacks or a skirt?

julia said...

Gorgeous!!!!!! What kind of lining are you going to look for? I like the frog closures! I have some more sweaters and a blazer felted ready for some project. I don't know what yet!

Barbara said...

The jacket is beautiful!

Fran said...

Oh Gwen, this is just beautiful! What a treasure.

Cecili said...

I've added you to my blogroll but I'm not notified when you make new posts :( I tried to fix it, hope it's gonna work! This jacket is amazing, it was so great following it and seeing it take shape day after day... For the frogs here's a how-to to make them: http://crochetbyfaye.blogspot.com/2009/05/do-you-frog.html
You must try it!

Elaray said...

Gwen, your jacket is amazing! Not too much, but just enough embellishment! I love it!

j.kaori said...

Just amazing. The frog closures are perfect.

Faye Lewis said...

Your jacket is absolutely marvelous. I love all the detail work you put into it.

Carol said...

This is so lovely. This jacket will work equally well with jeans or a dressy skirt or dress. I love it.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your jacket looks amazing. The colors and flowers are just beautifully done. The frogs are a perfect closure!

Karin said...

Wow, those details, the little flowers, wonderful work. I can't wait to see it finished.

Heather said...

Your jacket is gorgeous!

Kat said...

Gwen, this is truly outstanding work!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! The quality and attention to detail stands out.

Kathi said...

This turned out so pretty! I love frogs!

Lisette M said...

Very pretty, the frogs are perfect for it

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