I had a general idea when I purchased the yard and a half of material...having seen an ad for a designer sweater where the back carried all of the design and the front of the sweater was plain...that ad was the inspiration for the jacket I created today...
But I didn't order a coordinating fabric and was hesitant to think about one until the SB fabric arrived. Once it was here, I rooted around in the fabric closet and chose this cadet blue wool crepe. Now I know that I was thinking of using it to make another version of Vogue 7994 but it played so well with the jacquard fabric and it begged to be used with it so who am I to refuse a fabric's request!
Here are the two fabrics together:
Here is the jacket needing hems, buttons and buttonholes:
And a back view of the jacket:
Here is the unfinished dress and jacket together:
Now the dress still needs a lining as well as bias binding to finish the neckline and armholes...this binding will be made from the jacquard fabric and will tie the jacket and dress together...making them a cohesive outfit. Both pieces are made from TNT patterns, of course! And with a couple more hours of work, this outfit will be ready for work...probably next week when the temps head back to the low 60's here in my area.
But today was a good sewing day...I spent quality time with my sewing machine...and my soul is at rest and ready to go back to work tomorrow. Yes, I am one of the few that doesn't have tomorrow off, so if you are sewing a stitch tomorrow think of me fondly as I am sitting at my desk making a living!
I hope that you had a good sewing day today too!