Thursday, 1 May 2008

Silk jacket - done

Ta Da…


ooooh shiny!

The finished silk jacket... I must say I’m really happy with the result, not to mention being happy with finishing it more than 5 minutes before I walk out of the door! Here are some photos and I promise I will post a picture or two of me actually wearing the whole outfit. I will have had my hair and eyebrows attended to by then so I’ll be looking presentable – I hope.

On to my other project for the week – my new work wardrobe, lets just say FAILED! Well to be fair I have spent the time going through my existing wardrobe and seeing what I have that’s useable, altering some stuff that was almost okay, and finishing some projects that I cut out ages ago. I also bought a couple of basics to get me through in the short term. I realised I’d rather spend my time sewing more challenging and fashionable styles than rush things I ultimately won’t be happy with; and it’s actually cheaper for me to buy the basics. I have prepared a few patterns so I’ll post soon about my upcoming work.

5 comments:

Kristy Idle said...

lovely jacket - the styling is beautiful and the fabric is divine. I work for a government department too - don't worry about your wardrobe, people wear whatever they want regardless of whether it looks decent or appropriate! I however tend to overdress since I can't stop sewing....

Josie said...

Thanks Kristy, the wedding was lovely and everyone looked great (except the guy who thought it was appropriate to wear a flannelette shirt and torn jeans!). I had my first day today and everyone was pretty casual but young and fashionable so I didn't feel too bad. I think my planned projects should fit right in!

claire said...

looks beautiful jo! i'm in sewing class at uni atm, making some cool pants i designed. am finding it hard work to a standard size rather than tailoring things for individuals, but at least i can still sew reasonably well (thought i might've forgotten after not doing any last year...)

hope work is going well, talk soon!
claire xxx

Erica B. said...

OMG! That jacket is fabulous! Don't be surprised if I copy you on this! LOL

Josie said...

Hi Erica, thanks for that. I hope you do make this pattern up. Your work is always fantastic and I can't wait to see what you do with it!