Midnight Garden - Jacket - Part XV
I'm still working on the vines and hope to have them all appliqued by the end of the weekend. Progress at this point is both slow and fast. It's slow because this is all done by hand, but fast because it is progressing faster than I thought. Next week I am fully going to concentrate on Midnight Garden and not work on any other sewing projects. Even though I have a list a mile long of other projects, and the new BWOF arriving any day to tempt me, I really need to concentrate on MG.
Here are the vines so far. In the top photo you can see the I've got the back done and almost one of the fronts. The second photo shows a close up of the vines and how they are intertwined at the intersections.
After the vines are complete, the leaves will be attached and then I will work on the flowers, leaves and crickets. Watch next week for posts on how those components are made.
Tomorrow I should be able to give you an update on the coat - I hope to get the clasps by the weekend so I can finish up the coat!
Q/A: I had an anonymous request for the pattern envelope picture from the pattern details post from yesterday. Here are the pictures that I previously posted last Wednesday and yesterday. I probably should have included them with yesterday's post, too! I just got caught up in all the interesting details about the pattern. Sorry about that!
Parting Shot: My latest vintage pattern from eBay! This is not only the pattern, but old fabric samples and a magazine page featuring the pattern. Everything is in fabulous condition. This pattern and magazine ad says "design by Helen Rose for Jane Powell in MGM's "Nancy Goes to Rio", which was released in 1950. The skirt is gorgeous, and I'm thinking of making both the jacket and skirt. The jacket in red and the skirt in a Prince of Wales plaid, like this one from Fabric Mart (it's the 8th fabric on the page in black/white/red).