Saturday, June 26, 2010
Vogue 1099 White Linen Jacket
I can really use a summery white jacket. Days get hot here but mornings heading to work can be quite cool, usually in the fifties, and I figure a white jacket will give me a lot of use. I found this Badgley Mischka Platinum Vogue 1099 a while back and grabbed it as soon as it went on sale. It has been in the queue for a bit now. It gets priority as I will only get a lot of use out of it if it is made soon. No white after Labor Day, right???
DD gave me a gift certificate for a primarily home dec fabric store but I went in and bought with hopes of garment sewing. A relatively heavy home dec snow white linen, very nice quality, seemed a great way to spend my gift certificate. I have hot water washed the heck out of this so it has softened substantially and has that great washed look. This jacket has a double layered collar and for that ruffly undercollar I will use some allover swiss embroidery. The length of this jacket, sitting at high hip, works well for me, making my short little legs look longer. But what I really like about this jacket are the sleeves. If you think I will be gathering them and leaving them alone, think again. This is a perfect opportunity for smocking. I will probably use a white on white but maybe a thread with some sheen. I am also thinking about where I could possibly do some hemstitching on this jacket. It's fully lined, but I think there are still hemstitching opportunities. So this is shaping up to be a fun project. I think it might even look good over the green dress. I have some great black pant weight linen that I could make the pants with. We shall see about that.
The green dress is done and I am very pleased. As soon as the rainy skies depart you will get some pics. My darling husband is going for a colonoscopy, or what more polite people call " a simple procedure" Tuesday. I need to have lots of thread prepped as I hope to finish smocking for the Little Blue Dress while I am waiting. Poor baby........Bunny