Sunday, December 26, 2010

12 Jackets-Who Am I Kidding?

The "12 Jackets" Sew Along at SG just got to me.  I can't help it.  I just had to join in.   My first (I think), is McCalls 5711, OOP pattern described in my last post.  I have ordered this mustard-yellow wool crepe from GorgeousFabrics.  This is called "Winter Sunshine".  I love that name.  Winter. Sunshine. 


 After having a very intense Christmas Eve with DH at the ER, and staying home on Christmas Day, taking care of him, I participated in the fabric sale at FabricMart.  It soothed me.  Calmed down my nerves.  The sale is still in effect through today, in case you're need a fabric fix.

I ordered the beautiful border print knit that Carolyn fashioned into a gorgeous outfit.  I don't know what mine going to be.  Maybe I'll just drape it on a chair and look at it.  It's that kind of beautifulness.
Also, ordered this black herringbone wool for another jacket.

I hope to start working on the pattern tomorrow and get a muslin started.  This jacket sew along sounds like a lot of fun.  See you there!

18 Talk to me:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm sorry to hear about your DH, hope he is doing better!

You are going to love that borderprint. Every time I look at the twinset made from it, it makes me smile. And I don't think it matters how many jackets you make, just that you enjoy the process and get a couple of new jackets out of the journey!

Lynn said...

Happy Boxing Day. I'm so sorry about your husband. I hope he is feeling better and it was nothing serious. I love the Mc'Calls jacket pattern you are planning. I had that one at one time and miss it. There are several look a likes in Burda, so I may need to trace. I was going to follow along quietly in the jacket sew a long, but I've already got 2 jackets planned and SG lets you do casual jackets in the mix. I might be able to keep up. I also got some fabrics, a waterproof. I've never sewn with waterproof. An alpaca, wool mix, a some wool medium weight, a piece of italian shirting. Stay safe and well for the new year.

shams said...

Your first paragraph: lol

Your second paragraph: :( Hope he feels better soon.

Your third paragraph: I hear ya! At least fabric shopping doesn't impact the waistline the way comfort eating can!

I'm glad to see you over on SG. :)

Rose said...

Here's some healing wishes for your DH. I do hope that all is well. There is something so enticing about the Jacket Sew Along and the fabric sales. You'll do just fine! Me? Who am I kidding? Well, I'm excited and sure that I'll make some progress on my jacket making desires with the encouragement of the group. Of course, I bought a ton of fabric at the Fabric Mart sale so I'd better make some progress! Take care of yourself and that guy of yours. Happy Jacket Sewing!!!

Linda T said...

Good for you--shopping on Christmas Day. Sorry for the hospital issues. Hope all is calm now. Great to hear that you are joining the 12 jacket sew along. I don't have room to hang 12 jackets in my closet and in my retirement I don't wear that many anymore. I'm aftaid 12 would be too many for me, but I'm certainly going to enjoy everyone else's creations. Your yellow is going to be fabulous.

vernonfashionstudio said...

I am sorry to hear about your DH. Makes for a rough Christmas.

I don't know about this 12 jackets thing. I don't need 12 jackets. I will enjoy following your adventures in outerwear.

Linda T

Cindy said...

I hope your husband is better. Hope the fabric shopping picked up your spirits.
12 jackets sounds great! can't wait to see what you make!

Uta said...

I hope your husband is all right now! The jacket fabric/color is gorgeous; I can't wait to see your 12 jackets!

Kyle said...

Hope everything is better with your hubby!
Wow, 12 jackets. I know you can do it!

Carol said...

Hope things are fine with DH. Mine is nursing a broken collarbone. I'm in awe of those of you taking on the 12 jacket challenge!

Faye Lewis said...

I must have missed the post about your husband, but I hope that all is well with him. I know you will be able to knock those 12 jackests out in no time flat.

Lori said...

I am so sorry to her about your dh. I have that border print, too, it is gorgeous. I am planning to shop the sale today.

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry to read about your DH. I hope he's dong better.

I love the "winter sunshine" name. It makes me smile. I'm also participating in the 12 jackets in 12 months AND I nave that same border print fabric hanging around my house!

Linda said...

I am sorry to read about your DH. I hope he gets better soon. I too like the name Winter Sunshine! It looks lovely and know that it will look good on you. Good luck with the 12 month Jacket sewing.

Sister said...

Hope your husband is feeling better & prayers for both of you guys' health! Love the fabric too!

MushyWear said...

Beautiful fabrics. I will enjoy watching them all come to life. So sorry to hear of your ER visit with DH. I do pray he is much better now.

sewistafashionista said...

Christmas Eve at the ER. I have had the same experience during a past Xmas. I know how hard it is. My prayers and best wishes for both you and your husband.

Audrey said...

I hope your DH is feeling better. You make beautiful jackets. What a lovely cheery color fabric you have chosen for your first one of the year. I passed on the Fabric Mart sale, but partook of the one at Denver Fabrics.

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