And he’s so handsome! It’s a bit too wide, he pulls the belt in the back to the smallest possible, and there’s air at the shoulders. Since it was a birthday present, I couldn’t try it on to see if it fitted. Might take it in in the back a bit, and I will readjust the button that’s not straight. But as long at it was ready for birthday morning.
Wool is such a great material to work with. Every time I use it I wonder how come I ever choose something else. It lies still and in place while you chalk it, cut it and sew it. And can easily be pressed into shape. AND comfortable to wear. My all-time favorite.
Some days are not about making new stuff. They’re all about mending what already is.
Thank you Kleine kleinigkeiten for being my one hundreth follower! Wow! I’m honored and very touched. I’ve had blogs before, but never this much interest:P so I guess I’ll just stay right here and enjoy the sunshine, the kindness and the cheering from other artists. Thank you all!
Working on the waistcoat for my son’s birthday, I need something I can pretend I’m working on when he accidentally shows up, So I’m working on these tea time pants at the same time. See how cleverly the pant’s fabric hides the wool on the chair in the living room?
Using the fine wool I found at Salvation Army I’m making a waistcoat for my son’s birthday.The fabric is a dark grey with light blue stripes, so I decided to use a lining in that same blue (colors show better in the picture below).
I’m using Simplicity 4762 which I bought as a download pattern a while ago, and I can’t recommend that! You’d think it would be easy to just match the pieces together with the little markings on each sheet of paper- well it wasn’t. No matter how careful I was, some pieces just wouldn’t fit, and the finished pattern is really difficult to handle with all the taped printer papers.
And this was a fairly small item. No more downloads for me, that’s for sure!
- Men’s fashion waistcoat vest slim fit single button (869178486fashionwordpresswordpresswordpresswordpresswordpress.wordpress.com)
- The Three Piece Suit: It’s Secret (dapsongent.com)
- Waistcoat: The Manly Girdle (dollarsensedappers.wordpress.com)