When I started working in the laboratory I shared my office with a co-worker. Over the years she became my favorite because she always has been calm when it has been stress at work and I could always talk with her when I had problems.
We even had the same habit to be very picky in all we do hihi
Now she retired 😦
Of course she got a departing gift when she left but I wanted to make her something special.
She loves to wear jackets all the time. I asked her if she would like to have a new one made by me and she said yes 🙂
I made a lot of photos from all fabrics suitable for jackets in my fabric store.
She choosed “her” fabric and I started my first jacket in my sewing course. Lets say it straight, without help in my course I couldnt have made it!
A jacket with “her” fabric only would have been too boring. So I added some black woolen to it.
For cutting the fabric I needed 3 saturdays!!! I wanted the pattern be perfect.
Yes I’m picky hihi 😀
To make this jacket needed way more time then I expected but it was worth all this time.
I call this jacket my Masterpiece ❤ ❤ ❤
I’m still missing you at work Misses H. 🙂
On the next photos you can see why I needed 3 sewing courses to cut the fabric!
This one I made last year in november. I found a pattern of a sleeveless dress I liked. I knew how I wanted to wear this dress – with jeans and a longsleeve shirt. The dress of this pattern ended few inches above the knee. Its a very easy to make.
I shorten my pattern, choose woolen fabric and voilà here is my new dress 🙂
The only thing I have to change is taking a belt with a smaller buckle with my jeans when wearing this dress hehe
In most of my posts I write about going every saturday to my sewing course.
But I only showed in the beginning what I have sewn. The apron and the loop I made at home.
Today I will show you WHAT I made in my course.
My first sewing course day has been september 28th. Now we are end of march and I finished this saturday the 3rd piece for myself. All other things I made so far has been for friends and family. Can you believe it?
Unfortunality I didnt made photos from all the things I’ve done. I asked my god child to get photos of the middle age cape I made for her. She needed this cape for her final examination. We didnt wanted to buy a ready-made cape because they didnt looked so good. So I bought dark green woolen, and sew it in my course.
Here are 2 photos:
The cape isnt to long. It was made for her model which is 1 or 2 inches larger then Sonja. Unfortunality you cant see the beautyful dark green here. It seems dark grey. I even bought a brooch to make it more middle age authentic.
Here are 2 jackets I made for myself 🙂
They are not perfekt, but I started both in october. Today I’m better with the seams hehe
The red jacket has been planned for the Advent season lol. The flannel inside is with Rudolph.
The grey jacket is with my much-loved dots and my fav color. I’m sure this jacket will get one of my favorite 🙂
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