Monday, October 26, 2009

A warm bath

That’s how I felt about reading your comments on my returning to blogging. I really missed you all, and am happy to be back with you. Stopping blogging was not the right decision, and though it bothered me a bit that it would be silly to resume it after declaring so clearly that I would stop, your comments made me feel so welcome again. THANK YOU!

What am I making? A BWOF jacket from the February 2008 issue, number 105. It’s almost finished, I have to find buttons, so the buttonholes are not done yet. But that’s all (and a good pressing).

It took me forever to cut this jacket, as the fabric is printed only on the right side. The wrong side is solid black, and of course I wanted to match the print as much as possible. And then when I tried the jacket on for the first time, the placement of the motif at bust height is not so lucky ;) I’ll buy a plain scarf in a matching color to wear with it.

I didn’t make a muslin, as the basic draft was absolutely the same as this jacket I made before, and I did the fba on this one exactly the same.

Further I’m working on a the last UFO I had: a pair of grey pants (boringly basic, but I need a few boring basic pair of pants).

After that I hope to make a coat. Saying this not too loud, because I said before I would sew a coat (remember the sew along?) and never got to this.

21 comments:

becki-c said...

Drop Dead Gorgeous! That fabric it stunning, and you did a great job of matching it.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I think no matter how you worked with that fabric you would have had a motif where you didn't want it. However, it is a very pretty jacket and I'm sure your scarf idea will work wonderfully with it!

AnaJan said...

Welcome back Sigrid! It's good to see/read your posts again!
The jacket turned out terrific. A welted pocket on one side would break the symmetry a bit, and I think it would make it less obvious where the flowers are positioned. If you're not too much overwhelmed by sewing the jacket, you might give it a try (I know I wouldn't have the patience to rip off the lining for such a little detail).

nowaks nähkästchen said...

Welcome back to blogging!

(And I don't think it was a wrong decision to stop blogging. It was a good decision then. Not you learned that you missed it and could take a new decision. That's the great thing about life, you can change your mind! ;) )

Cindy said...

I need to dig through my BWOF. Love the pattern. Love your version. Pattern placement/alignment is on learn to do list!

Alice said...

Hello Sigrid,

nice to see you back again, i loved reading your blog. I will put the link to your blog back on my weblog again, i really enjoyed reading your posts.
Greeting from Alice (in Hobbyland)

Vicki said...

I didn't notice the motifs until you pointed it out. So it mustn't be that noticable....maybe. Anyway, it looks lovely - great fabric choice.

Lori said...

Very pretty jacket.

Terri_A said...

Glad you are back! I too have no sewing types in my inner circle. I can relate to wanting to share and feel heard by people who get it:-)

Marji said...

oh Sigrid, I'm so very happy to see you blogging again. I just LOVE your work and you have a voice that is important and relevant in the sewing world.

valerie said...

Like everyone else i have missed your blog very much,and i was using your tutorial on bagging a jacket only yesterday ,just don't stress over your blog if you have other work,we all understand if it goes a little quiet from time to time

Trina said...

Sooooooooo glad to see you're back..take your time find your space..

Tamara said...

Glad your back! Sometimes it is nice to have a break. You find out if something is really important.

I love that jacket. Your version is fantastic! I think I am going to have to look back through that issue.

Houkje said...

Sigrid, Fijn dat je er weer bent! Really like your jacket, great colours.

Audrey said...

I also am happy to see you decided to keep blogging and will continue to share your sewing projects. More often than not, the patterns you choose are ones I like or have marked in my Burda magazine for future sewing. Like the one used for this jacket, Just my style. Lovely print fabric. The right scarf will add a nice accent.

Lindsay T said...

Welcome back, Sigrid! I'm looking forward to reading many more posts from you. And go ahead, make that coat. I am working on coat #2 and it's easier than you might think.

Mardel said...

OH Sigrid, that jacket is absolutely gorgeous, and I am so glad that you are back. Obviously you needed to do what you did, but I am still happy you are back. Your blog filled a place that no one else seems to fill.

a little sewing on the side said...

I feel an urge to sew a coat, too. Actually, I went out and bought a coat on Monday. It is fine, but I know I could sew a much nicer coat. I am dithering over which pattern to use.

Teddylyn said...

I'm a little slow to respond, but sure is nice to see you back!

Lynda in LV

Jane M said...

Oh my gosh, I feel like a child on Christmas morning seeing that you are blogging again. I know it's work to post but just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated, especially among the usually silent lurker types...me.
Sew grateful,
Jane

Kat said...

Sigrid,

That is your FBA? An L-slash pivoting out to the side and the creating of a dart or ease? Very interesting! I never thought to do it that way.