Monday, February 10, 2014
MENS WEEK !!!!!!!
OK I am sooo excited to began this project. I set out with the idea of making a suit for my husband BUT if you know him you know that he is NOT the dress up type ... which is a bummer because he looks soooo good in a suit :) Anyway I knew that trying to sell the idea as a formal suit was not going to fly with him so i came up with a different approach .
Our Conversation :
Me: Babe I want to make something for you
Him : ............... what? ( playing video game)
Me: a suit
Him: Nah baby , just go ahead and make yourself something ( still playing video game)
Me: NO babe I want to make you a casual suit , nothing fancy .. valentines day is coming up and I want to highlight you since its normally all about the woman . LOOK I already got the pattern for it :)
Him : ( slowly turns his head away from video game to look at me .... while hand pauses video game) Hmmmmm...... ok
Me : ( grinning from ear to ear) OK ill let you pick the fabric and all !!!
Him : ( Back into video game) OK ...... Cool
Off to the fabric store I RAN ( with him) :) .........
Here is the pattern I chose :
To my surprise he chose a deep black color suiting .....
So i ended up getting my way kinda ...:) The black is going to give it a more dressy look BUT ... we are still making him think its casual ..
He did however pick the single button coat instead of the double breasted coat ( like i had hoped ) .....
My daughter and I began by cutting all the pieces to me this is the most tedious part... and OH MY WORD was this EXTRA difficult ... There are a total of 61 pieces!!!!
This is only a FRACTION of the pieces for JUST the Jacket!
But , as if that's not difficult enough I described it to my husband as the pieces have pieces ...
There are jacket pieces , jacket lining pieces, and jacking interfacing pieces !!!
( that's just the JACKET )
Here is what my 1st page ( there are 8) looked light after we finished cutting and sorting
Notice the tear from the fight I got into with the instructions .. I won :)
What made it a bit more difficult is that based off his measurements he needs a 44" coat ( that I am going to take in DRASTICALLY around the waist because its an 38" inches) but a 40" Pants.
This should be fun !! :-/ Stay tuned ....
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Hey hunnies! I know its been a minute since I've posted but you wouldn't believe how crazy things got around here. We had what the South considers a "Big" ice storm . I could take up this entire post telling you what happened next :) ... but i wont... :)
Anywhoo... things are back to normal so I had the chance to finish up this jacket I have been working on ...........