The quilted jacket is done -hooray! It started well, with that buzz you get when starting something new, but having to walk out on it before the quilting was finished turned it into a bit of a penance. I relied on that initial impetus to carry me through swinging the needle round all the tight curves in the design.
I only had four of the buttons you see on it. Why does a button box never have the right number of buttons in it for whatever you’ve almost finished? One of life’s little mysteries.
Those buttons come from Myrtille in Lorient.I bought them thinking they’d be ok, but they didn’t cut the mustard. (Myrtille is a large warehouse type fabric store. Happily I resisted the not inconsiderable temptation to add to the overblown stash problem.)
The inside finish is below par. If I were examining myself for a City & Guilds I’d give it a fail.
This is it, part done. The binding is somewhat uneven, the pockets ad hoc, the facings so so. As I said, the buzz buzzed off. On the plus side, I picked the right depth of padding, and I will do another quilted jacket sometime. Also, it fits, is comfy and pretty.
Pockets are in the side seam.
Now what? I need a straightforward, quick and necessary make. There’s plenty to choose from in that category, but I’ll go for sorting out my jeans pattern. I went off jeans making. They can be bought cheaply but I have fabric and need some. The time is right.