…On the Chanel-style jacket.
Yay! I finished the major construction parts. Everything is finished except adding the chain weight at the hem and applying the trim. Those are good things to do whilst sitting in front of the telly watching “Dancing With the Stars” (go Kirsty!) and “Glee”. I’ll do a full review of the jacket when I’m all finished, but here you can see pictures in its current state.
The sleeve is a three-piece sleeve. I cut the under-sleeve on the bias, and I eliminated some of the ease in the sleeve cap. This gives the sleeve a snugger feel, very “Chanel couture”, even though it isn’t tight.
Tonight I’ll sew the chain weight at the hem. DS the younger has “Kung Fu Panda” on the TV.
ASDP New England – Year of the Little Black Dress
Did I tell you I’m the VP of Programming for the New England Chapter of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals? I’m really excited about the programs we have coming up next year. We’re doing a themed year – the Year of the Little Black Dress. Every meeting will be geared around the LBD, and at the end of the year (in May of 2012) we’ll be hosting a fashion show! At least two of the meetings will be open to the public, as will be the fashion show. We are going to have some amazing speakers for those meetings, so keep an eye out here and on the New England ASDP website for details.
I don’t know if you are familiar with ASDP, but it’s a great organization. And it’s more open than you might think. Do you teach sewing? Do you do sewing for other people? Are you a student of design or fashion? You can join as a member and attend all the meetings. There are other great benefits as well, but I’ll just leave it there for now.
Parting Shots: Beauty and the Beast!
Our high school is putting on the Disney musical, “Beauty and the Beast” this weekend and next. DS the elder plays the part of Lefou, the sidekick of the antagonist (and plucky comic relief). On Thursday they held the dress rehearsal. Parents were invited and encouraged to take pictures. I put 132 up on my Facebook page, and here are a few of my favorites.