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Finished Feb. projects!

kbalinski | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Blouse:  Simplicity 3535

Coat:  Vogue 2899

more details at my blog.  I’d write more now, but the kids need their mother.  Duty calls…

Kristine

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  1. solosmocker | | #1

    Very, very nice! The vogue pattern has really interesting seaming. It looks like the sleeves cut into the princess seaming. I really like it. You have done a beautiful job on this. The buttons are killer!

    That blouse is TO DIE FOR! and I would buy it in a heartbeat.

    Great job, KB!

    solo

  2. SAAM | | #2

    I too enjoyed seeing your finished projects. Nice work! I particularly like the way you altered the sleeves on the blouse. The buttons are a classy, professional touch. And I know you're going to get a lot of wear out of your jacket. It's a classic style with just the right amount of updating. What did you end up using for interfacing? When you say it the jacket was fully interfaced, did that include the sleeves?

    Sherry

    1. kbalinski | | #3

      Since I couldn't find 60" wide knit fusible (which the pattern called for) I bought and used every inch of 5 yards of 20" wide knit fusible and pieced where necessary.  The seaming was very unique, with so many pieces (each side of the front is 4 pieces, with the side front and sleeve being continuous), which is why all the hand stitching was so time consuming.  But it was a necessary evil with such a bulky fabric and all the layers adding up where the seams joined.  But, I really do like the contoured fit and how slimming it is.

      Yeah, the buttons are killer!  Found them on clearance for 50 cents each when I bought the lining, and they really help give punch up the appearance.  Looking forward to wearing it to work tomorrow!

      Here are a couple pictures of the inside, I had to photograph it after spending all that time sewing the seams open and flat!

      Kristine

      1. SAAM | | #4

        What an interesting pattern! And you did an amazing amount of work. I don't think we could appreciated how much time and effort you put into this piece until we saw the insides and all of your handwork. Wow! Your work is just beautiful. You should be proud to wear this jacket and proud of it's workmanship.Sherry

      2. Josefly | | #6

        Beautiful work. I must give you your due for persistence; all that handwork must've been tedious, but it is so nicely executed. Thank you for sharing the insides with us.

  3. rodezzy | | #5

    Beautiful work and I love the buttons on the coat, gives it a sparkle.

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