I’ve been working on the Jalie City Coat…so far things are going slowly, but they’re coming along! To refresh, here’s the pattern and more of the soft shell fleece that I just used for Jalie 2795.
Here’s my jacket so far:
My add ons are some of the things making this one go slow. First, I decided that it needed a belt, so I made the belt and belt loops. Next, I decided that I wanted a lining. I spent today searching all over town and finally settled on flannel backed satin from Joanns. It was a frustrating hunt over town to find some flannel backed satin. If anyone else lives in Wichita, Joanns is the only place I found that carried it, so save yourself some time and just go there.
I decided to go with a brown lining, and had time to wash, dry, cut out and stitch the back together earlier. Not bad considering that I was out and about for most of the day! I may get it done tomorrow…we’ll see. Usually I’m pretty busy on Sundays, but I hope to have some time to work on it. I still need to settle on buttons…I have a few options, but wanted to get it mostly done before I really decided. Here are my options. I think it’ll be one of the top two. Right now, I kind of like the gold better than the dark brown one on top…but we’ll see.
While I was out today, I ran into Soma. I like to snoop shop in their store because on the whole, the quality is pretty high…laces match nicely, fabric is nice, finishes are nice. I spotted the back on this nightie and was smitten!
Isn’t that awesome???? It was the lace that was used, and then they stabilized with another lace layer behind. First, I just thought it looked cool, but then as I looked at it I realized it would be awesome because the straps wouldn’t be sliding down your arm and getting all twisted around at night. I definitely plan to copy this the next time I make a nightie. Here’s the front:
It was a gorgeous item…and only $90! Glad I can sew!
I’ve been wearing this valentine slip a lot lately as a nightie and the straps drive me crazy because they’re always falling down! This is the perfect solution! I think I have some scraps of this left that I may experiment on to duplicate the look.