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Day 61: #100HappyDays

August 4, 2014

Happiness is Simplicity 2552.

simplicity 3We’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.

simplicity 4

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.

simplicity 1

Here’s a close up of the trim.

simplicity 2

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???

 

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