Monday, October 01, 2007

I've Changed My Mind

And it's my perogative...or so Bobby Brown says. Okay this is what happened...see I was working on the jacket and as I was putting it together, the ribbon started to look less and less like it would work! Dont'cha just hate that!

Since I have an embellishment problem I have plenty of braids, trims and pipings to choose from. So I rooted around in my trimmings drawer and found this awesome piping that I had purchased from Daytona Trimmings years ago. Purchased with just this kind of jacket in mind, actually.

Being a little weary, I constructed the jacket and then basted the trim down and taped the buttons on...


BTW, I have enough fabric that I am going to make a four gore lined skirt from the tan fabric to match the jacket as well as a top and straight skirt from a chocolate brown sueded silk. Today this dress and jacket outfit has morphed into a wardrobe!


So what do you think? Should I continue or should I go back to the original?

25 comments:

  1. No, no....keep going, this is fantastic. A quick(ish) wardrobe. Once the jacket is done you are almost there ;)

    I also think this trim will be more timeless.

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  2. This embellishment gives the jacket a more sophisticated, professional look; it is a perfect compliment to both the jacket and the dress colors!
    Linda M.

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  3. It looks great with the piping!!! I love it! I would keep going!

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  4. When something isn't working, it *isn't working*! If you're happy with it, why go back? Obviously you weren't happy with the first version - you spent time finding the right trim and basting it in place!

    I'd say keep going. The jacket with the trim and buttons looks elegant, and so will you when you're wearing it and your other new pieces. Just think of wearing with the right pearls!

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  5. the piping is much better, call it faith, but it was meant to be, it match perfectly

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  6. Definitely keep going. It looks awesome.
    Heather from Nova Scotia

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  7. Should the jacket fronts be behaving that way? I think the braid might be either too heavy or stiff thus causing the waves. I am wondering if interfacing, even just a 2-3" wide strip (around the entire neck and front) on the ws (inside) the jacket would add better support.

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  8. I love the trim. It goves it a polished, professional look. Keep going and keep posting!

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  9. I love it and I love how a whole new capsule develops around it (the same thing happens to me oh so often)! I would go along with the jacket this way. You can always make the other one in some other fabric. And maybe build another capsule around that :))

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  10. Love this trim - keep going!! :)

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  11. C ~ I think it looks great. I agree if it wasn't working before, it is definately working now. Good job finding what was working when you weren't happy.

    Thanks for the push lately. Hope I can return the favor sometime ~ g

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  12. I think it looks great - keep going! What do you not like about it?

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  13. Yet another vote for "keep going"! That trim takes the jacket into the realm of the elegant - the things Madeline Albright had done with her custom clothing to become chic but business-like. But it is your keen eye that found the perfect embellishment to take this capsule wardrobe out of the ordinary! It is also inspiring to hear your "thinking out loud" musings.

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  14. I agree with everyone else. The piping looks as if it were made to go with that fabric. It gives it such elegance!

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  15. Keep it going... liking the changes.

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  16. It looks great! Definitely keep going!

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  17. Definitely keep going. I think you have made a trim and fabric love connection.

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  18. The trim is lovely on the jacket. I vote for you to keep going. Your other plans sounds like a "Lifestyle" wardrobe. Are you trying to win Julie Timmel's contest? If so, good for you. Keep up the great work.

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  19. I love it - keep it! keep it!

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  20. Keep going! That trim gives the jacket such a classic elegance. You are well on your way to a SWAP without even trying. How cool is that!

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  21. I like what you have done and think you should continue down this path.

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  22. The jacket is lovely with that trim. You do such beautiful work, I love seeing what you've made and what you are working on.

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