I've been up to the last few weeks. Firstly was a jacket for my gran. This had been requested a while back but she stated she was in no hurry therefor I had other orders and things that I took care of first. It was a special request as the fabric which was to be used for the jacket was given to me as a long pleated skirt that my gran bought years ago. She had the idea that it could be made into a dress or jacket which I was more than happy to do. I love a bit of re-cycling. It's ashame that I didn't take a photo of it in it's original form! I hadn't dealt with matching checks much before as I normally only use in lining or small purses etc. so it was a bit of a challenge for me to attempt to match the checks of the tartan. I think I did not bad for a first attempt. Photos can be seen below.
|trying to figure out the sleeve checks (help was needed!)|
|This photo was taken after ironed...the pleats would |
NOT GO AWAY!
Next is another coat I finished last week similar to one I have posted before but with an alternative lining. I aim to make all the coats slightly different for the time being even if it is a small change.
|My Gran wearing the coat...although not quite finished here it's missing the buttons. It has been taken with a portrait my cousin done of my gran and grandad when they were young in the background. I love that painting. |
|vintage wool half lined|
|Close up detail|
|close up inside|
And finally some little bits and pieces I was making today...
If anyone is interested in any of my coats don't hesitate to get in touch...firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a few more on the horizon already, lets hope there is more interest to come!