|Finished at last!!|
|Showing a peek up the sleeve of the turquoise lining|
|I even did a muslin. (Not something I do often!)|
|Showing the pad stitching on the under collar|
All was going well, and the tailoring part almost done when I seemed to just put the jacket aside. But I knew I wanted to finish it. As I mentioned in a post two weeks ago, there is nothing like a deadline to get things finished. We were traveling out west (Seattle and Portland) for a holiday and I was determined I would wear the jacket.
In the end it took me the best part of about 10 hours to finish. I know that's a long time, but I persevered and am happy with the result. I love the wide collar that I
can pin several brooches to.
|Close up of the collar. And yes this was in the very first Starbucks!!|
|It was even cold enough for me to wear the long gloves I had knitted to go with the 3/4 length sleeves.|