Monday, November 22, 2010

Where Was My Head?

Thank you daughter, for fixing my Blogger account!  She had to do a lot of finagling to get rid of my hacker, but my Google account is now back in my possession!  Thanks to those who responded to my "desperate" post, also.  It's not fun to have your privacy invaded.

I'm working on this Vogue jacket, slowly, but nonetheless, making progress.

I made bound buttonholes, all of them turning out well.  I was singing a happy tune at this point.


I wanted a 3/4 length sleeve with turned up cuffs.  This is where I got stupid.  When I shortened the sleeve, I shortened it wayyyy too much!  There wasn't enough fabric to cut new sleeves, of course.   What to do?  I added a piece to the sleeves at the bottom.  See the seam?


I made a muslin of the cuff, and pinned it on the sleeve.  It is a 3" deep cuff, and covers the offending seam.  There will be a facing, turned to the inside.


"All's well that ends well"!  For the jacket, and my blog issue!

16 Talk to me:

Karin said...

How wonderful your daughter was able to help! I wouldn't know what to do either. It must have been very distressing.

You sleeve solution is clever. I am looking forward to seeing your finished jacket.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Glad your daughter was able to resolve your issues - and that was scary there for a minute! I'm loving what you are doing with that Vogue jacket. I love my version of it and I think yours is going to be even more special!

Eugenia said...

I'm so glad you're back in control - what a nice, clever daughter you have! Love your buttonholes.

Audrey said...

That was a clever solution to your too short sleeve problem. I am looking forward to seeing the finished jacket

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

That happened to me once with my ebay account and I felt like throwing up! It feels like someone has come into your home and stolen from you! So glad it got worked out and can't wait to see your fab coat!

Nancy K said...

Good save and what would we do without our tech savvy kids? My ds has saved my sanity many a time.

Irene said...

Glad that all worked out well - blog-wise and sleeve-wise. I always tell myself that any mistake that can be fixed is a "design element". Love your buttonholes!

Bunny said...

These is looking beautifully tailored from my vantage point. Do you know how many times I have added on "sleeve"?

sewistafashionista said...

I have grown suspicious of the Very Easy Vogue line because it is usually not a piece of cake. It is a cool looking design though. Can't wait to hear from you about what it was like to sew, was is very easy?, and to see the finished jacket.

Joyce in NC said...

I made this jacket and it was great. I can't wait to see your version. I used snaps for my closure and sewed the large buttons on the front of the jacket. This was a easy sew and I'll be making another version in light weight denim probably without a lining.

Sigrid said...

Glad you solved your issues. Jacket looks great so far.

vernonfashionstudio said...

Love the jacket pattern! And that is a great solution for the sleeve. How many of us have taken that wrong snip!?!

These hackers are getting more and more invasive. I think it is the economy. The one good thing about the lousy economy is you can blame so much on it.

Linda T

HeathersSphere said...

I'm so glad that your daughter helped you about the blog issue. Your jacket is looking good!

Sister said...

Awesome buttonholes! And what a great save on those sleeves! Glad the blog issues got worked out.

Kathy said...

Your jacket is turning out lovely!! Great buttonholes and love how you saved the sleeves. Good job!!

Isabelle said...

This looks like a great save. Can't wait to see the finished jacket - it is looking great so far!

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