Saturday, October 8, 2011

I told you I would finish the jacket...

OK, so I haven't yet, but I am still deciding what I want for closures.

Yes, I started this corduroy jacket weeks ago. This is Simplicity 2443 by Cynthia Rowley. I love the fit and design of the jacket.

Now, more interesting, this is where Mr. Thinks He Can stopped and said, "Your hair is a mess. You need to fix it."

"That's better."

Yeah, Mr. Thinks He Can has almost outgrown us, dear readers. At this point he told me my eyes needed to be more neutral... "Instead of Fierce? Can you show me a neutral eye?"

He showed me a rolled eye.

I really like the sleeves. The directions were a bit confusing to me, until I understood them. Then it was like a light bulb went off. I did go ahead and use my shrunken sleeves and they worked just fine. Thank goodness!

At this point Mr. Thinks He Can nearly walked off because I am such an amateur and was laughing at his directions. I still need to hand stitch the back hem up to make sure it doesn't droop.

I also did not change my serger thread to match. What can I say, I'm lazy like that. You can't tell unless you look at the inside. I thought about adding a lining, but it never cools off in Texas. It was 90 degrees when I took the pictures last night.

Overall I do like how it turned out. I hope it cools the heck off, so I can wear it.

On another note I made an infinity scarf. It is basically a big loop. I made mine out of knit and used a serger. I didn't have a pattern, but I googled infinity scarf and a million came up. I roughly followed Anna Maria Horner's tutorial for Figuring the 8.

I used a ponte knit from Joann's. I serged the inside, and hand stitched the last bit to finish it. It was easy and fun, and would make a great gift!

And here is an artistic parting shot for my photographer's sake. I like that one, except maybe will wear a little make up next time... I am a difficult to work with amateur!


  1. Looks great Stacie!

    We need to get some scarves done for the shop. Let me send you some fabric ideas and you start thinking about pricing. I bought an infinity scarf from Old navy that is a solid bright corral. Looks great with a white shirt and turqouise jewelry! Maybe I can send u a pic.

    -Linsey @ the farmhouse porch

  2. Loving the jacket so far! Can't wait to see it when it's done. Are you going to go with buttons for a closure?

    I remember that I had a heck of a time with the placket, and once I finally figured it out, nearly weeped when I remembered I had to do the second one! lol

    Also, I think I need to make one of those scarves!

  3. I like the jacket! I just got this pattern. I think I should try making it out of corduroy.

  4. Oh my gosh! I don't know what I like best anymore because I LOVE it all! Darling, I love your Anna Maria: none figuring the 8. Where do you get all these awesome ideas?! Great patterns and colors too btw! Hugs from Holland XXX Claudia

  5. Did you ever finish up this jacket? I don't remember seeing a post, and I'm curious what kind of closures you chose. :)

    Man, I really love this jacket in the deep blue! So beats my brown jacket.