This jacket was made using McCall 5007 (see below). I've wanted however a bell sleeve, so I cut the sleeve and added a rectangle with small pleats. I've used rickrack for edges, catching half of it in the seam so only little triangles are showing. The fabric is a mystery one, coming from a sales bin at the my favorite fabric shop (Tany, if you're reading this, the owner is a very nice Portuguese man). It's a bit boucle, a mix of some synthetic fibre and silk, I think. Ravely, but it presses very nicely and it sews great. Too bad I had only a 1.5 m piece....
Details of the rickrack and the pocket...
Detail of the bell part of the sleeve
Wrong side of the bell part of the sleeve. I didn't line the bell part, because I didn't want it to be too puffy. That's why I did a Hong Kong finish on the seam.
Hot Patterns Denim Diva Wrapture Jacket - done in black velvet, with black and white polka dots binding (used that to make bounded buttonholes too, hope you can see them), with vintage buttons and quilted lining.
I'm planning a new spring/summer SWAP built around a skirt I already have and love. It's bought not sewn, made of savage silk. Cut out the lining which was a very ugly polyester and must do a new one.
The SWAP will include a previously sewn item, the Cross Your Heart Top which is my reversible item in the TimmelFabrics Swap.
And the first item of this SWAP was finished the past weekend - it is another interesting top from seeitsewit.com. The original pattern was with straps, I drafted another back and sleeves, using my Jalie wrap top which is used a lot these days to redraft armholes and sleeves. The top is very-very flattering for my B-cup and it is made in the light avocado cotton lycra that you see together with the blue and aqua cotton lycra in the SWAP picture. The darker avocado at the bottom of the picture is organza.
I'll make another top like this in black cotton lycra, this time using the original pattern, with straps and half a back - it will be perfect for salsa dancing.
This pictures tell me I should lose 1 kg - it's the Easter kg... All the cakes and pannetone and stuff...
That's it, for now, I hope you like it.