The pattern is from
and I love it. As you can see the waist is really fitted and I love this style. I didn't follow all the tailoring instructions such as pad stitching and horsehair interfacing. But I did make boundbutton holes
I also made my own shoulder pads because I wanted them to give just a bit of shape, while shop ones are far too big. I cut four half circles of quilting wadding which I had left over.
Stitched these together, whilst shaping them.
Then cut a circle of fabric which I folder over and stitched.
et voila ... shoulder pads.
I'm very pleased with the plaid matching. I cut everything out singly so that I could match it as well as possible (remembering to flip the pattern over).
You may remember when I bought a kit to make a crochet scarf and had all this lovely wool,
which turned out to be incredibly fine ( 3mm crochet hook) and took me ages. Well I have picked it up again, still no faster and it has taken me a week to get this far (which is about 3"x5"). 4 square down and only 96 more to go! So don't hold your breath for this reveal.
A rather belated winner for my give away. The patterns did not prove to be attractive but Gilly has won the book (Gilly shall we meet up over Christmas so I can deliver?).
Finally just a recommendation for Gravity which we saw at the cinema this week, unfortunately I get too queasy for 3D but still enjoyed the 2D. Spectacular effects! Less impressed I'm afraid with the Great British Sewing Bee Christmas special, I missed the dressmaking and it seemed odd seeing Patrick making table runners and reindeer jumpers! Have a great week.