I've got my second of 5 pledged makes for the vintage pledge for you today.
Now, if you read my last vintage pledge post, you will remember I said I was planning on making Vogue 8112 to go with the dress. However, having made a calico version to test for fir, I found the shape looked really weird on me so I decided to go with the matching cropped jacket from my dress pattern. Having seen Oobop's version of the Vogue jacket though, I'm kind of tempted to give it a go again.
But... on to the jacket I actually sewed. I bought the fabric from Barry's fabrics in Birmingham - I went in with my vintage hat in order to find the best colour match!
Now, it's fair to say that, as far as pattern's go, this should not have been a difficult jacket to sew up but every time I started sewing part of it I seemed to make a load of mistakes! So much sew I almost gave up. But, thankfully, I plodded on and eventually ended up with a finished jacket.
|I'm such a classy kind of girl aren't I!|
It's such a lovely, warm jacket to wear but it's not exactly day wear so probably won't get that many outings unfortunately.
I wore it with my red Simplicity 3062 dress to a friend's wedding along with the vintage hat that started the whole outfit off. I decided to go the whole hog and have my hair done too by the Vintage Salon in Birmingham - they did my hair for my own wedding and always do such a great job.
So that's #2 of my pledge down - only another 3 patterns to go! Oh yes, and this is what happens when you have to wait 1 hour for a taxi that decides to turn up late at the end of a wedding...
and you decide to take out the million and one hair pins holding your hair in place...