Friday, July 27, 2007
Oldie but Goodie
The Copyright date on this pattern is 1986; I'm not sure when I purchased it, but I actually made it in 1989...in fact, I purchased my serger when I was about halfway finished. The fabric is a denim tapestry-type weave from Piece Goods Shop; it was about $10/yd, which, to me at that time, was a HUGE fabric investment. I remember having the most difficulty trying to decide which side I wanted 'out'...I finally compromised by using the dark side for the body of the jacket and the light side for the lapels and pockets (The line on the pattern represents where I whacked it to better suit my 5'4" self). I've made the jacket about 4 times, but only the denim one has stood the test of time. The others just plain wore out.
Believe it or not, I still wear it...1" shoulder pads and all...and frequently get compliments.
Makes me feel a little better about my most recent novelty denim purchase...at $35/yd, that's a HUGE fabric investment now. But, if I'll still be wearing it 18 years from now, it'll definitely be worth it!