Sunday, January 29, 2012
F-i-n-a-l-l-y it's finished! The blue jacket is complete. I was held up a bit due to illness, but am thrilled to be clearing the decks to start a new project. Ya HOO!
I used a hand prickstitch to keep the lining from migrating outside the jacket during wear. I think I might use this technique more often from now on, as it doesn't take much more time than doing the same thing by machine, plus it is not a bulky as machine stitching (less thread, you know).
I love this fabric, but I am a bit tired of looking at this jacket because it's been my 'ongoing ' project for quite some time. So I will not be wearing this for at least one week. It will stay in my closet for a little while. On this jacket, I know there are a few imperfections (the casual observer will be oblivious to these I think), and I know from experience that if I wait some time to wear the jacket, I will have largely forgotten about my little errors and will enjoy wearing the jacket more. Are you like me in that when you purchase a jacket, you don't examine it as closely as you do your own work? I'm not talking about the obvious, such as puckered seams, tears, etc. More the little niggly things like a button not sitting just right, or a facing just a wee bit off grain.
Anyway, if I don't wear this for a while I will forgive its small imperfections and enjoy wearing it more in the long run.
Here's a closeup of Smokey. Isn't he turning into a handsome gentleman kitty? Smokey and Snowy turn one year old on February 9!