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Visit to the UK and a sneak peek of what I’m working on

Hello my dear readers. The winterblues are over, though according to the weather here in the Netherlands it will never be summer. I’m feeling I should be out in my garden now, instead I’m inside and took a cardigan from the closet to keep warm. Well, we can’t change the weather, but as so many people here I’m longing for some sunshine and warmth.

As you may have read in my previous post I’ve been spending a week in the UK, of which the most important event was Pauline’s wedding of course, but before and after that day we made it a short holiday with a lot of walks and beautiful scenery. We were reasonably lucky: it was mostly rather cold, but we only had heavy rain on our last day of walking and travelling home.

An impression: Constable country near Dedham

Bluebell season

 

The South Downs, beautiful views from the hills:

And another meeting, this time we met Clare and her husband for dinner. I’ve met Clare quite a few times now (PR weekends of Paris and Brussels, several meetings after this with the group of seamstresses I blogged about before) and it was a pleasure as always. Nice to meet with the husbands as well. It’s been a week that I have thought several times about what blogging and the internet sewing world has brought me. So many new friends, sometimes meeting in real life, sometimes only contact by e-mail. I am so glad for all this.

Finally, the main topic of my blog is (and will be) sewing. So here’s a sneak peek of the jacket I’m working on. The full story of it will be in another post and it’s quite an elaborate jacket, so it might take a week or so to have it finished.

Comments

  1. This is a really stunning design. Perfect. This is the kind of design that is so rarely available to home sewers but is really worth spending the time on. I love the intricate seaming.

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  2. oh Sigrid, the photos of your jacket-in-progress took my breath away. It is so complex and beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  3. Wat maak je toch altijd een prachtige dingen, wauw!

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  4. You have taken some great pictures while in the UK and Clare looks so well. It was so nice you came to the wedding. Your jacket is beautiful - what pattern are you using?? Can't wait to see the finished version.

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  5. Love the jacket, the seam details look vey Marfy-esque. Your topstitching is impeccable.

    It looks so cool and lovely green there, I'm jealous.

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  6. Great details on the jacket...look forward to your post on it!

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  7. Gorgeous seaming on the jacket. And lovely colour too.

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  8. Oh my gosh what a beautiful design! Love those seams! I'm generally not a tailored jacket wearer at all, but I would love to have this one in my closet!

    Lovely photos of the countryside too :)

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  9. I love the style of your jacket. It would make a lovely waistcoat/vest too.

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  10. Wat een prachtige lijnen in je jasje! Het ziet er nu al fantastisch uit. En heerlijk die foto's van Engeland.

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  11. Sigrid this is going to be a stunning jacket, the details and colour are just gorgeous!

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  12. Sigrid, I am sitting on pins and needle regarding this jacket. Such intricate seams and wow, that color is really special. Hope to see more when you are ready.

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  13. Beautiful lines on this jacket, looking forward to the finished garment! The bluebells are so pretty, and remind me of a book I used to read my daughter when she was young, about a girl who lost her stuffed bunny when she wandered off picking bluebells. It had a happy ending, of course! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. :)

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  14. You have been missed, but it was worth the wait. Beautiful photos. And that jacket is so beautiful, Sigrid! It's just gorgeous. I can't wait to see more photos and an explanation of it. Hope the happy warmth finds you soon. Here in the southern US, it has been very cool this spring as well.

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  15. Super jacket - looking forward to the progress on this.

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  16. The photographs look lovely and the seams on the jacket are impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing how this project progresses. Thank you for sharing your work!

    Rose in SV

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  17. Leuk dat je weer terug bent!! De lijnen in dat jasje zien er spannend uit, ben benieuwd naar het vervolg..

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  18. The jacket is looking stunning. I feel like I should be able to identify the pattern, actually I feel like I should have bought it already!

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  19. Stunning work on this jacket!

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  20. Oh, I cannot wait to see that jacket! I love the design.

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  21. That is quite an elaborate jacket! That seaming is incredible.

    Gorgeous photos from your walks! I hope you get sunshine at home soon.

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  22. Wow! You really nailed the copy! I love the shape and the seaming. Your colour choice is so much prettier too!

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  23. How lovely that you got to visit just in Bluebell season! So pretty and fragrant. Your new jacket has the loveliest color!

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