This Big Uptown Girl jacket has been hanging around unfinished for 2 months. Why is it that finishing a garment - in this case, making a button hole and sewing on two buttons, ends up being put off for so long when it only takes 10 minutes to actually finish it when you finally work up the motivation to get it done?!
Or is that just me? Am I the only one who pushes the "finishing off" jobs aside?
Anyway, it is done now and I love it. This is a girl's size 10 - the biggest size that the Uptown Girl jackets come in. I can actually put it on - but the sleeves are too short and it is a bit tight across the back/chest...just a thought for those of you who keep begging me to produce a women's Uptown Girl...if you are a little bit confident with your sewing I reckon you could probably make a few adjustments to the largest size to make it fit yourself ;)
I really like how the fabric combo turned out. To be honest, I didn't think that they worked that well together before sewing it up but I was keen to get a size 10 sewn up to make sure it all worked okay and had limited larger pieces of fabric in my stash to choose from. These are two of my favourite fabrics though, I love Saffron Craig's Fields range - I don't have any of the yellow dandelion in my stash but think that I need to get myself some to do something with for summer. I'm always drawn to Amy Butler's "coordinating" fabrics too - Sunspots, Happy Dots...I always stock up on them because they are great for mixing and matching with busier prints.
So, the only question now, is what to do with this Big Uptown Girl?? I could hold onto it for Lil to wear in 7 years or maybe I'll put it up for sale with my other sample garments that I am about to sell off?? Hmm...
Make It Perfect, Big Uptown Girl pattern
Saffron Craig, Fields, Dandelion in Pink
Amy Butler, Love, Sunspots in Turquoise