- Finished the November MAGAM
- Completed our Vow Renewal Ceremony
- Met a blogging sewing sister in person!
First - I've finally finished my November MAGAM - Simplicity 1320.
In comparison to my Pinterest inspiration garment, I think it turned out quite nice.
There are outside pockets on each side of the front.
All of the fabrics were from my stash - the black wool, the swirly wool and the polyester lining.
It's a little big thru the waist and hips, but as I plan on wearing a bulky sweater underneath it, I think that will be just fine. I should have worn it on picture day as it was freezing outside when I snapped these pics.
The jacket has an asymmetrical front with three buttons. You can see the pockets better in this picture. I changed the fronts to a curved bottom rather than a straight bottom as the pattern calls for.
Here is the asymmetrical collar.
The buttons are actually two buttons stacked together. The tan square button on the bottom, with a different colored circular button on top.
I used elastic loops that wrap around the buttons to hold the jacket closed.
The jacket doesn't call for a lining, but I added one and didn't notice until I was sewing the buttons on how well the lining matches my buttons - that was a total coincidence.
As all of these fabrics were from the stash, this will bring my stashbustin' YTD total past the 100 yard line!
Total yardage for this jacket = 4.625 yards
Total YTD total = 100.75 yards! Whoop! Whoop!
Our Vow Renewal Ceremony
On November 23rd, in a tiny church built in the 13th century in Cornwall, England, we completed our 25th anniversary vow renewal ceremony.
After traveling over 5,000 miles, I'm surprised at how well my vow renewal garment actually held up. Here we are after the ceremony and after I had dried my tears!
Meeting my "Sewing Sister by the Sea!"And last, but not least, during our trip to the UK, I finally had the opportunity to meet a fellow blogger and sewing friend from across the sea in person. Everyone meet Dawn - aka The Winter Queen.
Dawn and I have been corresponding via e-mail for the last two years. Both Dawn and myself and our husbands have so much in common, it is hard to believe - we are even dressed similarly below!
We met over drinks and lunch and both us and our husbands got to know each other better in person. It was fantastic! I am so happy we had the opportunity to finally meet face-to-face. Here's to Dawn - my Sewing Sister by the Sea!
Until next time!
Happy sewing everyone!