Simplicity 2508 – Part IV

I didn’t get as much done today as I’d hoped – my washing machine flooded my kitchen! And I had to fix a toilet problem at DS’ restaurant! Please, dear readers, send some positive energy my way because this is freaking me out. :-O

Since I heard it would be in the 40’s on Friday I am determined to get this jacket finished tomorrow (haha, from my mouth to God’s ears). Everything has been fitted and I finished the sleeves tonight (and I heart them!). Tomorrow is another day! Let’s hope it’s a day without plumbing problems. ๐Ÿ™‚


I dug through my shoulder pad stash today looking for some thin raglan pads for this jacket. I cannot wait to share with you the 1980s throwbacks I found. Stay tuned!


Filed under Simplicity, Year of the Jacket

15 responses to “Simplicity 2508 – Part IV

  1. Kristen

    Positive vibes coming your way Gigi! You certainly deserve and UNINTERUPPTED sewing day! Hugs to you

  2. I think you’ve been through your required 3… ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course the jacket is looking really interesting and waiting to see the finished garment!

  3. “Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.โ€ – wise words from Marion Howard
    Love your jacket so far!

  4. Fixing a toilet problem at someone else’s restaurant! A mother’s love knows no boundaries! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The sleeves look amazing. You chose a beautiful fabric for this jacket. I hope you get it done in time for the weather. 40 degrees in South Florida doesn’t happen often!

  5. Hope you have smooth sailing from here on in. LOVE the jacket sleeves!

  6. Auntie Allyn

    Those sleeves are gorgeous!!!! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  7. Colleen P.

    Oh for heavens sake! Your house seems to be harboring a grudge about something! Keeping my fingers crossed it all works out. The sleeves are just fantastic, BTW, and I can hardly wait to see the coat finished!

  8. Rosie

    OK enough of the nonsense with the fixtures now. Sending you lots of love and positive energy so you can back to some normalcy and into the sewing room. Looking forward to the finished jacket! XOXO

  9. Theresa in Tucson

    Your Florida sunshine must have fled to Tucson. We just went through three days of below 40 weather and have just returned to highs of 70 and lows in the 50s. Wishing you good plumbing and relaxing sewing.

  10. sue carter

    So sorry you are having such problems with your house. You’ve fixed so many things good years must be ahead for you! You are in my prayers.

  11. Sending +++ vibes your way! I love the way those sleeves are turning out.

  12. Summerset

    Looking good so far, and crossing my fingers!

  13. Bev

    Well, something has certainly jinxed your home recently. So boom, bam, pow to the awful house beast and order be restored now. Jacket looking great, but the pic sort of reminds me of a 80’s Lauper or Madonna garment-lol. Hang in there.

  14. Barbara

    I don’t know if this is your case or not, but once our plumbing went haywire all over the house – the bathtub started backing up, the toilet wouldn’t flush, etc. It turned out that a tree root had grown into the main line and it was the city’s problem. They came out and dug up that portion of line and replaced it. I love your blog!

  15. Kathy

    Getting back into sewing (after LONG hiatus) and stumbled upon your blog….oh you are inspiring! Stirring in me a desire for sewing again!! You have made some beautiful things. Thanks for sharing it!!