Happiness is Simplicity 2552.
We’ve been having some cooler weather here in Boonetowne, and this cool weather set a craving upon me. I was craving fall clothes. Even though it’s only the beginning of August, I wanted to sew fall clothes. I decided to give the jacket in Simplicity 2552 a try. I’ve had this pattern for ages, but had never tried it. I also decided I wanted to try to mix plaids. Do you remember Mondo from Project Runway? That guy could combine patterns like nobody’s business. I wanted to be like Mondo. His clothes were so cool!! So I tried combining two black and white wool blends and the result was dreadful.
When I showed it to my husband, he had that scared look in his eyes–the OMG, are you really going to wear that look. I think it kinda scares him that I sew clothes, especially when I make something like the above jacket.
Despite the fear in my husband’s eyes, I wasn’t ready to throw in the towel. So I pulled the thing apart, removed the ties in the front, and turned the second piece of wool blend into trim. I really like the result.
Here’s a close up of the trim.
This will make a great work jacket. I think it would be fun to make a skirt out of the trim fabric and wear them together. What do you think? Would that work or would I scare my husband? How does Mondo do it???
Happiness is making some progress in learning how to use my digitizing software. This is my first official attempt at digitizing a design. It’s got a few problems, but this is progress!
I started with some Accuquilt feather pieces and moved to a photo and then to the digitizing. It was a SLOW process with more than a little cursing!!