Now I don’t want you to think I’m all about me all the time, and as I scan back through these post it is all about stuff I’ve sewed for myself. I do sew/knit etc for others too especially around Christmas. I used to be able to sew for my children more. They are now at that age were homemade just wouldn’t cut it, but believe me growing up they had the best fancy dress costumes.
Every Christmas Dr J. gets something from a vintage pattern as I try to improve my tailoring skills. It is quite a different matter sewing a man’s jacket from a ladies dress, even trousers are a lot less of a faff for women.
This year he got this battle jacket, I had made it before as a surprise present but I won’t do surprise again, I made it too short by far and consequently he very rarely wore it, but has always wanted another that fits, so this year I got round to it. It’s from a pattern from Evadresses.com (http://www.evadress.com/3969.html) and is a lovely jacket to make as it not really tailored, and comes together quite quickly.
I have tried proper tailoring with this white dinner jacket, but as it was a bit of a learning exercise I didn’t buy the best material and consequently found it very hard to steam set the sleeves and bits like that, but on the whole I was fairly pleased with it.
In the past he has had a variety of loop collar shirts, some for everyday and some for stage, for new readers he sings and plays in a rockabilly band, the Magnificatz. Can you tell which is which?
And couple of pairs of trousers ….
Some close ups of the tailoring on his pegs.
ok I’m off to look into Evadress’s new sewing competition,
http://evadress.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/2014-evadress-pattern-contest-details.html, if your interested in learning more about it too. I’ll post more about what I’m going to sew for it once I decide, I have a number of her patterns and do love them.
Warmest regards as always.