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Friday, January 20, 2012

Sneak Preview

To all the giveaway winners who have sent me their addresses, your patterns were posted today in a rare fit of organisation.

It's Chinese New Year next week and the way the days fall mean we have holidays here from Monday to Wednesday so a nice long weekend ahead to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.  In theory I could get lots of sewing done, but in reality I will probably get less done than usual so I wanted to give you a sneak preview of what I am working on.

Despite jackets being one of my favourite things to wear I haven't made one in ages.  All that is left to do is buying a button, sewing the buttonhole, hem & lining, but here are the bits that look finished!  This is, or rather will be, a BurdaStyle magazine pattern from 2007 made up in a grey metallic tweed.  I'll post full details when it is finished.






Kung Hei Fat Choy!

14 comments:

Karin said...

Your tailoring looks very sharp! Can't wait to see the full reveal!

Lori said...

Great looking jacket.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Looks amazing!

cynthia said...

gorgeous! I love jackets too. The peek of the pocket looks perfect! Happy new year.

Irene said...

Your jacket looks wonderful!

Lilian said...

What a great job you've done on this jacket. I can't stop looking at the sleeve inset. It looks immaculate!

pdiddly said...

your jackets looks beautiful look forward to seeing the end result

Gail said...

The shoulders on the jacket look very professional. Love the fabric.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Wow! I'm with Gail those shoulders and sleeves are just awesome. Happy Chinese New Year to you too!

Inkstain said...

That jacket looks very promising. Happy Dragon year. I just sent out my cards, which is my excuse for missing Christmas cards. Even after all these years, I still miss the wonderful Lunar New Year sales in Central and the long lunches in the old Dragon Boat Bar of the Hilton.
XX

Vicki said...

Kung Hei Fat Choy to you too! Loving the look of the jacket.

coffeeaddict said...

haven't done any sewing in ages...
love the fabric choice for this one. And of course, I'm waiting to see you model it.

senaSews said...

The jacket looks fabulous, elegant and well done - perfect workmanship.

Cennetta said...

Happy Chinese New Year! The jacket is crisp and beautifully sewn. Excellent!