I'm on a roll here... two blog posts in what, two weeks?! It's Mother's Day and I'm stuck at home alone because I have a nasty little cold... while my guys are at the local major league baseball game on the gorgeous sunshiny day. But I do have a cute new garment I sewed up, I finished this jacket over the weekend. I used Simplicity 1318, View C.
I cut a straight Medium-- no lengthening or grading anywhere like I usually do-- which shows you how voluminous and long this kimono style jacket is on a 5'8"/1.73 m figure (without shoes). I normally cut a medium (plus a tad more sometimes) at the bust and always have to grade out a couple size to about a large or more on the hip when sewing with commercial patterns. This thing is very full, and feels gigantic on, but after taking pics, I really like the scale of this garment on my figure.
I hand stitched the hem, I always enjoy see these details on other people's sewing blogs... the juicy bits!! I opted to stitch in the ditch for the lapel... dang... look at that sweet stitching, you can't even see it in that seam line (right pic, above)
My fancy Nikon camera is officially out of service (it was dropped by someone by mistake, not me, but I did store it on a sort of not ideal spot, so...ughhh.) Now I have to use an old point and click digital thing... and it sucks to go back. It can't handle taking photos in anything but medium, non-direct sunlight, hence back porch photos for now. But I did try to take some in the alley because the sky is so freakishly blue and it's not raining and I really like the aesthetic of Baltimore alley ways.