Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Almost done!

Whoohoo! I'm almost done with my jacket!!! This is Simplicity 2443. I love it so far, and don't really think the pic does it justice! The fabric is kinda hard to photograph as it has a little shine to it! All that's left is tacking down the inside neck facing, and adding on buttons. The pattern calls for ribbons, not buttons, but I am a fuddy duddy like that and I don't want ribbons. I bought some cool buttons though!!! See below!

I almost think it looks better on the hanger-ha! It'll probably look better on me -5 lbs from now!

Below are my buttons- I am definitely putting four big ones down the front...then possible little ones on either just the flaps of the bottom two pockets, or maybe on all four? I don't want to be too BLINGY, but it just might be cute. We'll see! :)What do you think? Just big? Big & little?

I LOVE the details of this jacket...the pockets, the fake pocket/placket thingy (the rectangle), and the sleeves...check out the sleeves:

I'm also pretty proud of myself for using French seams on most of the inside seams. This gives the inside such a nice look even though it's unlined(who sees it but me anyway, but hey!), AND it won't get all gross and ravel when I wash it. I love that this pattern had most of the inside facings enclose the raw seams also!

Check out my nice pretty jacket inside (the facing seams/side seams didn't line up right, but I didn't worry about it, because the outside did!):

Do you like my toes? I almost cropped them out, but then decided to share them with you ;)

When I'm done with the buttons, I'll post a final pic!!! Until then, let me know what you think about the buttons if anyone reads this and cares, hehehe!


  1. LOL! I love you! The Jacket is adorable!!!! I say for sure the big ones down the front and then maybe the small just on the 2 bottom? Play and see I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job! I can't wait to see the final pictures!! ~Cami

  2. omg, what a wonderful job! Not only is the outside well done, but the inside is so nice. My teacher always said you can tell a well made garment by the inside.

  3. thanks! This is the first time I've done French seams, but I think I'm hooked now! :)

  4. Kristin
    After viewing, I believe it would look great to do the 4 small on all of the pockets, along w/the 4 large. It won't look too "blingy" and would balance more that just 2.
    That's my 2 cents worth!

  5. So cute, you did a great job, and it looks terrific on you!

  6. Great jacket and love your blog name.

  7. Fabulous! And you look fabulous in it! I'd do the big buttons all the way, but I'm a big button kind of girl.

  8. love your cute toes :) could you please post a photo of your feet? and toes? lol