4/7/09

NL 6617 Sneak Peek Pics

New Look 6617 is coming along nicely. For a brief moment I thought my jacket wouldn’t be finished in time to compliment the mild weather. The weather was morphing into real Spring temperatures, high 50s and the Sun was making it feel like mid-60s prompting people to venture outdoors with lightweight or without coats. But as of today it’s a chilly 37 degrees and windy…brrrrr. I refused to put on a bona fide winter coat … I am so ready for Spring temps. This morning I pulled out my throwback Anne Klein trench that has a detachable wool lining, which I had to go in search of to battle the blustery temps.

With the rest of the week’s temps remaining in the low 40s to 50s, I have the rest of the week to pace myself, including sending it off to the cleaners to remove those dreadful markings. What remains is attaching the lining to the hem of the jacket, and lining to the sleeves, and deciding on buttons, which I need 10. Speaking of buttons, initially I’d planned to use the fashion fabric to make buttons, but after seeing the jacket assembled, it looks like it needs something other than matchy buttons. I went to JoAnns in search of antique bronze buttons, but of course, they didn’t have enough of what I like. So last nite, I sifted through my button stash (I have a tendency to salvage buttons from garments that are headed for trashville) and lucky me found 12 antique bronze black tinted buttons that I think just may work. Also, I am thinking of doing a belt, I believe I have enough fabric left to make one and wanted to buy dk brown faux leather so that the belt can be reversible. Just need to make it to the fabric store this week.

Well without further ado… here are some sneak peek pics.








I have pinned the buttons on the jacket to get a visual on how they look… what do you think?



16 comments:

Omega said...

I love your jacket, it's turning out great! I love the color and the detail. Great job!

Opal said...

Wow! you are doing a fantastic job on this jacket. I love the fabric and the color.

Aminat said...

I love the jacket, and those buttons definately work for it. That is one beautiful color of jacket... I will get there someday lol... Have a lovely day

Susan said...

I haven't seen that pattern before. Your jacket already looks stunning!

Faye Lewis said...

Grown up couture is what I'm calling your lovely creation! We are going to have to send you to New York during fashion week with your style.

Christina said...

It's coming along nicely, and I thnk the buttons look great.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is looking soooooo good and you have done a fantastic job...although I'm not so sure about the buttons. I think you need something with more pizzazz! I always think of buttons like jewelry down the front of the garment and these are just okay...to me!

Sue said...

I love your jacket - I am in jacket making mode too and have found it very hard to get buttons I like. The one syou have chosen look good.

Cas... said...

Your jacket is turning out to be a stunner for sure. You're definitely working it out!

Keep up the good work!

Tanya said...

Love the buttons, excellent choice and the jacket looks faaaaaaaabulous.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful coat. I
also like the fabric you want to turn into a bag. where did you find it? The bag fabric.

cici said...

oh my!!!! I'm speechless. It's truly gorgeous.. Well done girl.. You have skillzz

Tany said...

Looking great!!!

Melodye said...

You're doing a great job on the jacket and you were right about the buttons. These take it from nice to something special. Thanks for the comments on the suit. I enjoyed making it. I got the duck billed scissors from JoAnn's a while ago. These are Gingher's. I know they have a web site. If you have a quilt shop close, you might want to check there. Quilters use them a lot for applique'. Thanks again!

Kathy said...

Love your jacket. I'm going out tomorrow to buy that pattern. I love the color and the buttons look great, I allways have a hard time finding great buttons.

gold said...

OMG girl that jacket is Fabulous!!Wonderful job.