Sunday, October 28, 2012

Restoring an old waistcoat

Earlier this year I started restoring an old waistcoat from my father.  The waistcoat once belonged to a relative of my father who was a jazz musician, playing guitar in a jazz orchestra at the jazz club Nalen in Stockholm.  My father was given the waistcoat when he was 16 years old, visiting Stockholm to see  "The Gerry Mulligan quartet" at "Konserthuset" in Stockholm. Considering my fathers age it must have been in 1954. 

It turned out though, that my size had changed since last time I wore it , and that it was necessary to add a bit of fabric. Since it was beginning of summer there were very little woolfabric to be found in the stores - therefore I had to wait until now to finish it off. 





In the end I decided to go with the same colour as before for the lining and not change anything else. 
I am happy with the result, but my father is probably the one who is the most happy, seeing his clothes are still working after 60 years.  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Blue dress
Have a tendency to fall for blue fabric when I find it...
And since I definitively could use some more dresses this one was finished as an in-between project before the jacket is finished off.





Another finished project this weekend, somewhere to hang the clothes when they need some fresh air - and yes, the red ones are magnets and they do work!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Re-using old fabric, continued
The work with the jacket is slowly moving on...



 And now - the sleeves...