Saturday, March 26, 2011
Whew! I don't know why this jacket too so long, but it seemed to linger forever. Granted there was a week with grandchildren visiting, but even so. I began this in the last week of February and it has taken a month to complete a relatively simple jacket.
I had thought I would put silver or pewter buttons on the jacket, but then thought I would be most likely to wear it with a white blouse and black pants, and the silver buttons would be fighting for attention. A trip to the local fabric store netted some buttons that mimicked the pattern of the brocade, they were the same red with black squiggles on them, and I knew they were just what I wanted the minute I saw them. Back home to quickly make six buttonholes, sew on the buttons and give the jacket a final press. As we say with so many projects "thank goodness, that's over!"