April 11, 2010 by Janna Roznos
My New Year’s resolution (for 2010) was to finish what I have started and to use up all the fabric in my sewing closet. So far, I am not sure if I have met either resolution (well, I haven’t bought any new fabric) but I surely have not finished all the PIGS either. I guess, PIGS will be my 2011 New Year’s resolution, too. Talk about pre-planning . . .
I did finish this PIG – Vogue 8399.
This vest I started long ago and FINALLY have finished.
I know needs a little pressing – oops!
I had purchased the wrong size pattern so I had to redraft the shoulders and make them smaller – I dislike pattern drafting but it is a good skill to know. I used fabric from Fabric Land (Orange, CA) which had been ‘stewing’ in my sewing closet. I also use silk pieces from Ah! Kimono. I ignored the guide sheet completely (bad habit of mine) so I ended up doing a lot of hand sewing in order to complete the vest. Next I will try the jacket version.
Some more detail pictures:
The back insert.
Hand sewing the facing/collar section. I also made a matching pair of pants. This will be a good outfit to wear this summer when I need to be ‘put together’ but it is too hot for a blazer. Back to sewing . . . . . .