Thursday, October 8, 2009

work in progress

I'm finally getting to this next project after finishing two lined jackets for the Patternreview Sept. contest. I'm still in the design process for the trim and the front panel style but that hasn't kept me from starting the actual work. I'm repeating the technique I did from Shannon Gifford's Stitch and Flip technique on PR. Her article in Threads #111
was the inspiration for me taking the class 4 years ago.
As for this jacket, here's my progress so far. The fabric is probably from Jomar in Philadelphia since it came in two small pieces, a tweed blend that I fused with lightweight knit interfacing from Fabric Mart. I'm using my TNT princess seam pattern, Simplicity 4698. I've cut out the back, back side and side and quilted these sections with Ambiance bemberg lining.
Now I have to decide on the trim and front panel design and closure. I'm heading out to CA next week with my husband to visit his 91 year old dad. We'll get to San Francisco so I'll pack a fabric piece and look at trims there before I make my final commitment. It's been great to have this group to keep me motivated, inspired and challenged.


  1. Great details about what you are doing.

  2. When you go to SF and look for trims, be sure to check out of this shop, the Ribbonerie at 3695 Sacramento. It's got lots of unique and pretty ribbons and trims.

    Rose in SV

  3. thanks for this interesting tip