søndag den 21. oktober 2018
Tilbage til 70'erne / Back to the 70'es
Last weekend came with a total of 5 days off in a row. It had been a hard, very long week at work, so I needed something COMPLETELY different to do. I felt like sewing one of those quilted jackets, that were hot when I was a kid, to little D, so I took this book out. The original was from 1977, and mine is a reprint from 2008. A real classic!
Som sagt - jeg trængte til en sy-udfordring, så det hele skulle også quiltes inden jeg kunne komme i gang med at sy!
I don't suffer from a lack of fabric, so I just looked in the closet and found the pretty panda-fabric and some lining. I also had wadding.
As I said - I needed a sewing challenge, so of course I needed to quilt it before I could start the real sewing!
So on Sunday, I cut and quilted. I didn't follow the pattern completely, and cut lining in the exact same size as the outer layer. It did work out, although I think I'll follow the pattern better next time!
The sleeves should have bias tape on the seem AFTER they had been sewed. What a challenge! And I didn't even make the smallest size......
The little jacket really needed lots of bias tape - almost 5 meters! The buttons are from my button box. They look good, and I hope they won't become weird when washed. (You never know with metal)
Maybe it wasn't completely like the 70'es, since it didn't have corduroy, and no fun made-up patchwork stuff. It is also not completely perfect, but as I said - next time, I'll be better prepared!
Jeg er svært tilfreds, og det kunne altså være sjovt at få syet lidt mere. Det var virkelig dejligt at have hjernen travlt optaget med noget helt andet end arbejde!
She got it at her birthday celebration yesterday, and it fits quite well. Although her arms are a bit short, and she almost couldn't move them in all this fabric.
I'm so happy with it, and it would be fun to sew a bit more. I loved keeping my brain busy with something different than work!