Thursday, March 27, 2008


I have spent the better part of the last two days assembling this little kimono jacket. My mother and both grandmothers, not to mention at least one Home Ec teacher, spent countless hours teaching me to sew, and I always thought that I was a better-than-average seamstress, but both this pattern and this yummy silk charmeuse put me through my paces!

That said, I am pleased with the outcome of my little kimono jacket. The charmeuse is buttery soft and the color is equally as enticing! When I took this picture, there was a slight breeze blowing on the patio, and although I thought that my "grey lady" was sufficiently covered, she came a bit undone!

Tomorrow is our Silk Painters of Atlanta meeting. I'm looking forward to seeing friends that I only get to see a few times a year. We will miss Martha, who is recuperating from Shingles. Be well Martha!!



Nellie's Needles said...

This is beautiful! I covet this soft, exciting, draping piece of flattering loveliness ... sigh!

Carol said...

Wow! This is truly beautiful. My guess was way out. Yiu have a great eye for colour and design. What amazes me is the speed at which you work - you must be great at time management. And also the best dressed woman in Atlanta, as I suppose you made this for yourself? I hope so. OOXX

Karen Hall said...

I agree with everything Carol said, fabulous jacket Judy

Eva Hagbjärn said...

I can only agree with all that have commented before me.
You are just an amazing artist, costumier and what ever Judy!

Love everything you do (almost) =)))))))


Gerrie said...

Oh my goodness, I love that jacket. What pattern do you use? Or is that a pre-made jacket. I love it.

Plain Jane said...

do we get to see a pic of you in this lovely jacket?

Russ Little said...

The jacket is BEAUTIFUL, and I loved seeing the progression from white silk to garment. I know too well that sinking feeling when a first dye application looks nothing like what I expected and totally blah. I'm glad you photographed all of the steps along the way. I'm trying to do a better job of that myself.

Keep up the good work!