Coat/Jacket Complete

Finally, I have completed V8123. I had to make the buttonholes and sew on the buttons. Because of trip to visit MIL yesterday, I did not get all this completed as I had hoped. I also added more topstitching.

I am now going to start on the Swing Jacket. I set up my serger for wide overcast as a decorative edge finish to the jacket and will use Sulky Rayon Embroidery Thread for this. Somewhat of a contrast but not overly so. I am considering embroiderying some small designs on the jacket back inset piece as well as on the collar. I haven't embroidered much of anything since doing FSL bowls for Christmas presents.

Once this jacket is completed, I am going to develop a SWAP for spring. Not entering any contests, doing this for me and to use up some of my fabric collection as well as some of the newer pieces I purchased.

I need to develop an inventory of fabric on hand. I have read Lisa L's blog and her system. I have yet to master Access. I am thinking of using Excel. Pattern Master Boutigue has a program one can purchase that allows you to scan/photograph fabric swatches and track yardage and usage. Not sure if I want to spend the $$$$ or develop something myselft with what I have on hand already.

I will post photos of my completed jacket later. Also need to complete review of this for PR.


  1. Linda,

    I am so glad to read you finished your jacket. I can't wait to see the pictures!



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