This One Is For My Daughter
My daughter wanted a jacket to wear to school. As per the school dress code, the students can not wear sweatshirts or Polartec fleece in the classroom, so it is either sweaters or cute little blazers/jackets. Out of all the patterns I had, she wanted another BWOF 9/07 #132A:
No problem. I bought the corduroy on clearance a while back knowing she wanted a jacket. Finding the requisite 17 matching buttons was another story. I almost had to go with and "eclectic mix" of buttons in the same size but not quite matching styles. Luckily, I found something that worked for me and for her. Part of the problem was that everything I really liked was not machine washable. If it is on children's clothing, it must be machine washable in my home!
Here she is, although she doesn't look too excited. Maybe it was because I took the photo after school that day:
I cut the collar trim on the bias and seamed it at center back, just to do something fun with the stripes. Besides, I haven't had a stripe project recently.
Now, regarding the white velvet. I intend to finish it either tonight or tomorrow. All it lacks is the lining to be fell stitched in and pick stitched and the hems. I hope to show you it tomorrow or Friday!
Parting Shot: New Boots! The finishing touch to wear with the new jacket was new boots. I got a great deal on these, as the stores are now trying to get rid of winter wear! I'm not sure why she chose the bright pink tights, though.