Well, I don't know...
What I like:
- the pattern was easy to follow
- the details are lovely - the button tabs and the buttons I bought at the flea market in Paris
- I did a good job of the sewing - seams are even, hems lie flat, etc. etc.
What I don't like:
- I wanted yellow but couldn't find anything in the right shade or weight so settled for beige, which is one of my least-favourite colours. What was I thinking? I had a Groupon for a really nice fabric shop that was about to expire
- the fabric I chose (corduroy) is too bulky and, therefore, I look and feel bulky wearing it. I bought the fabric back in November and remembered it as being a much finer-wale cord; maybe, like me, it gained a few pounds over December and January...
- it looks very short on me (and I'm only 5'3")
I certainly don't look like this svelte model in it:
I'm home alone so there was nobody around to take decent photos of me wearing the jacket. I tried the self-timer with the camera on a stack of books. I even tried hanging it from the chandelier. The pictures are all goofy.
But here's one... (ignore the crazy look - focus on the Eiffel Tower, I mean the jacket)
In other news, Winter finally made an appearance in my part of the world. We've had a little snow here and there since November but nothing like the dump we got last night and today.
The sky is white - more snow to come?
Poor Bettie, first she gets all dirty from the thaw and now she's covered in white stuff.
The little piggy that guards our house also got snowed under.
I went to my dance class today then headed straight home. No use staying out in this awful weather when I could be home sewing. But I've been home for nearly 3 hours and have done nothing.
Swoon? More Dresden plates?