Saturday 28 February 2009

Blue/ White Bouclé Jacket- Vogue 8259 - Trim & Buttons & Claire Shaeffer CD

I finally found some trim and buttons today.....but I must say I'm not totally thrilled with my find....but it was what I could find. I really only have the "one" place to go to, to choose trims and buttons, and although it is pretty good most times, it definitely is not like Lindsay's go to places in NYC's Garment District :)
I was truly hoping to find trim to match the blue in my fabric, but that was just not happening! So I'm a little disappointed - but white trim and buttons was just my only way to go! Hoping when all is done it will look beautiful!!
I'm leaning to the #1 choice, but will decide when the time comes to apply the trim.
I thought I'd share this information because I know there are some of you,just like me, who are patiently waiting for this CD:
Behind The Seams: The Shaeffer Collection Volume One: CHANEL
I emailed David Coffin today asking when the CD would be available to purchase and from where, and this is what he wrote back:
I'm sorry this has been delayed, but it WILL soon be available. It's essentially done and just needs some details tweaked so that Claire and I are completely happy with it, which we're working on as we speak. Claire will be selling it, and I'm sending her a copy of this so you can get on her announce list. She's here:
(It's a CD-ROM, btw; not a DVD; amazingly, it all fits on a CD!)
Thanks for asking, we're hard at work!
David Coffin
I didn't realize there was an announce list, might be a good idea to get your name on this list :)

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Blue/ White Bouclé Jacket- Vogue 8259

I have been slowly getting thru my little fitting marathon with this jacket! Luckily they are not major adjustments, just time consuming, with allot of pinning/unpinning and trying the muslin on...... and get that perfect fit!The back was mainly the problem area. The jacket back has 2 pieces, main back piece and a side back. This gave me lots of seams to adjust the fit, but I did end up making adjustments on pretty much every seam, front and back!
There was way to much fabric at the lower back and mid back. I made a double sway back adjustment, which were two dart-tucks tapering to nothing at side seams. This adjustment made the back hem pull up, so when I transferred all the adjustments to my paper pattern I added length to the back and straightened the grain line.
I also had to take in the center back, side seams and front seams (under the bust only).
1st muslin
* I made a 2nd muslin, no sleeves, to confirm that the adjustments were alright.
I was happy with the fit.
There is still some minor tweaking that needs to be done, but I'll make those on the fabric.