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Topic: Samba drumming jacket - first time for everything, right?!  (Read 1244 times)
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« on: December 02, 2011 02:42:21 AM »

I hate making anything with sleeves and armholes. Everyone knows that.

But a friend of mine told a friend of HERS that I make stuff....and dabbled in costumey things.

So his wife contacted me and asked if I was interested in making a 'little jacket' to go with her samba drumming outfit. So I said, 'Sure, what do you have in mind?' When I was asked if I can make the bottom hem wavy to go with the waviness of the skirt, then have the same detailing on the collar and cuffs, and fleece lining (she was going to wear it when her troupe have outdoor shows during the colder months) - I was almost beside myself with panic. But I sketched out a rough idea of what she was after and went to town on the fabric with chalk, creating all sorts of sqwiggley wavy lines. Tongue

After a few fittings, alterations, and stitching gawdawful slippery swirly fabric that kept moving around....this is what happened. Smiley

It looks a bit bulky and weird because the mannequin wasn't having any of it...it also needed a press to keep it lying flat. But the woman said she'd be more than happy to sort that out herself. :p

I am bit chuffed because I have never, ever done anything like this before - and the end result came out better than I expected. Cheesy SQUEEEE!! After a bit of a success, I think I might takle another jacket-related project.

To be determined at a later date. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011 03:11:54 AM »

This jacket is awesome!  I love it!  Great work!

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011 04:07:41 AM »

It looks great!
Now you will never have to be scared anymore to make garments with sleeves.

« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011 10:02:01 AM »

Coolness! Thanks for the kind words Smiley Found out my next assignment - a Zandra Rhodes-esque top. Ya know, in the style of Freddie Mercury's poncho thing? But as a top for a lady. Cheesy I get to play with shiny satin soon! Weeeee! -x-

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