Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Done!

First I want to thank you all for your encouraging words both here and via email.

Second, I never thought that I had sewing ADD but I must because what else would have possessed me to sew a vintage dress that had no relation to my JCC wardrobe last weekend! If I had just stayed on track, I would not have been rushing tonight to meet the deadline!!

Third, I finished sewing the last button on at 11:38 pm tonight. Then I snapped a few quick pictures on the hanger...full blown dress up pictures will have to wait until tomorrow because I have until July 4th to get the pictures to the leader of the JCC Contest.

I have much to say about the sewing of the jacket ~ both the things that I liked and disliked. I am still trying to decide if I will make it again! One part of me says yes...that there are aspects of the pattern yet unexplored...and another part of me says no! I guess I just need some time and space to properly evaluate that experience.

Also I know that I still need to post about how I made the box pleats for both this dress and the vintage one...so look for those soon. My sewing machine and serger have been turned off and they will stay that way until the weekend. I have a few days off for the holiday and have several dresses with some vintage details that I want to make...yeah I'm still staying home and sewing...another DD starts college in the fall!

Okay, construction pictures are up on my Flickr Album. And I will leave you with two pictures...garments are still on the hanger...

I love this sleeve detail...



and one of the jacket over the dress...
I was concerned this wouldn't work but it does, it really does! *LOL* Okay, I'm taking my tired self to bed...more later...

27 comments:

  1. I get to be the first to congratulate you. Well done!!! Hope you are sleeping soundly.

    Need to go and have a closer look at that jacket...maybe I had better wait till coffee time...lol

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  2. That looks great and I can see it works great with the dress. Glad you got it done and can't wait to see the 'you in it' photo shoot. g

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  3. Well done! I really like your jacket and can't wait to see it on.

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  4. Congratulations, Carolyn!!! It's so great to be rid of the pressure, isn't it? Your capsule looks great, absolutely great and as I just commented on a previous post, I adore the jacket. Great sleeve detail and great piping.

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  5. YAY, I am so happy you made it, love the jacket, all that piping is so chic, can't wait to see your modelling you new looks!

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  6. I like it, I really like it!! Congrats on finishing up!

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  7. Yay Carolyn!! Lovely. Love the colors and I love the bias. The JCC was a great contest to watch!

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  8. Yeah for you - I knew you would finish it! I love all of your pieces - and everything you make. Your blog is really an inspiration to me. Love the details on the jacket - really nice.

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  9. OMG, Carolyn - all I could hear in my head for the past two days when I read your adventures was the theme music from the Lone Ranger..going faster and faster. What incredible pressure. But what a fantastic result. Bravo!! Now I want to see pictures of these ON YOU!

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  10. Woo-hoo! Well done Carolyn! The jacket looks great on the hanger and I can't wait to see you wearing it.

    CarlaF

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  11. Congrats, Carolyn! Love the sleeve detail!

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  12. The white trim looks sharp. Well done - I'm looking forward to more pics!

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  13. The white trim looks sharp. Well done - I'm looking forward to more pics!

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  14. Congrats! on finishing your JCC. Luuuuuuuuuv all the pieces. You know I have a deep luv for the dress and now I'm adding your jacket.. Fabulous!!! I showed a coworker your collection and she was like WOW!!! look at the jacket... everything is lovely.

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  15. Yay Carolyn! You did it! That jacket looks very sharp with the dress.

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  16. Great job, Carolyn the jacket looks fantastic!!

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  17. Just Fabulous! Can't wait to see them on you.
    Marguerite

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  18. Yes!! I can't wait to see that jacket on you! Everything looks great!!!

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  19. Very interesting details on the sleeves of the jacket. I'm looking forward to seeing it on you!

    Hugs,
    Lory

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  20. congrats on finishing on time! You did good :)

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  21. Great capsule. I LOVE the jacket- especially the piping and sleeve deatil.
    Congrats on finishing.

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  22. You did a great job!!It looks like it came right out of the store!!Great job!

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  23. Carolyn, YOU DID IT! Congratulations!!! The jacket is outstanding, gorgeous, fabulous!!! Well done!

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