I was racing against the dimming light late this afternoon to capture a few pictures of the jacket work-in-progress.
It’s turning out really well. The wool-cashmere blend has a lovely spongy texture that made sewing in the sleeves a dream–perfectly smooth sleeve caps even without sleeve heads.
These two fabrics look as if they were made for each other. But I didn’t always think so. I originally planned to pair the leopard print with black. But I think this spicy brown is more interesting; don’t you?
As you can see, this is far from complete. The fronts, back and under collar are sewn together, but I just laid the upper collar unit on top and hastily folded and tucked to simulate a finished garment. I grabbed the unsewn belt and tied it around my mannequin’s middle. She didn’t seem to mind.
Now everything is returned to the sewing domain for further stitching.
Just enough of a preview to keep me going and sewing.