Sunday, August 26, 2018

Girls in the Garden - 12 Years Old




Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago


Yes, today, Girls in the Garden is 12 years old!!!




What started as an idea at my kitchen table after finding all these amazing sewing and crafting blogs online, turned into an amazing 12 years of sewing, amazing opportunities, sewing friends and the biggest bonus....being part of this amazing online sewing community.


My first project was a baby gift  and I got 4 comments.  I was amazed and so excited.


The next blogpost was a jacket I had worked on for a couple of weeks, Simplicity 4281, out-of-print but I did find it on ebay


Here is the photo on August 27, 2006 and I only included one photo on my blog!  I did link to my review on Pattern Review with a few more photos and they are so small.




Now the biggest part of this anniversary, I still have this jacket, 12 years later.  I don't have many of me-made garments from 12 years ago, but I have always loved this jacket.  It stays in my closet and it will probably always will.


Now this jacket still fits and I think looks current.  The fabric is amazing, a Nanette Lepore, purchased from a Yahoo Group, a fabric coop.  I went out today and took some photos, me wearing the jacket, seemed appropriate for a blog anniversary.


Before I bombard this post with many, many pictures of this jacket, I just want to say THANK YOU!  Thank you for 12 years of  blog comments, emails, Pattern Review comments, Instagram comments and direct messages, I appreciate each and everyone of them.  I am so thankful for this sewing passion and the ability I have been given to turn fabric into garments.  The online sewing community is the best, so full of sewing information and encouragement and helpful advice.  

So here it is, with piping and button loops and lining.  

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago

Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago - buttons and loops and piping

and the back
Simplicity 4281 - made 12 years ago, back view


 I did make this pattern one other time for a daughter, here it is in stripes 



Once again, a big thank you!













37 comments:

  1. That jacket is pretty fabulous! Nice that you stay the same size for those 12 year too.

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  2. Congratulations on the anniversary. I'm always interested in what's under your needle - keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela, I appreciate it.

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  3. Congratulations on your 12 year anniversary!

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  4. Congratulations!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your ideas, your experience, and your sewing! Your blog is an inspiration and a source of much creative energy. Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thank you so much, I so enjoy sewing and the sewing community.

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  6. Congratulations. Your style inspires me

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  7. Congrats on 12 years of blogging. Quite the feat and longer than I've been reading blogs. And your jacket looks great. That's the fun thing about sewing - making garments that last and have your own personal style.

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    1. Thank you, AC, and you are right sewing is making something unique to us.

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  8. Happy anniversary!

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  9. Happy Blogiversary Lori -always an inspiration

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  10. Congratulations on your anniversary! Amazing work then and now! Always enjoy seeing what you are up to.

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    1. Thanks, Ann, I so enjoy all your work.

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  11. congrats and how great that you kept it :) I've so enjoyed reading your blog and glad that you continue.

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    1. Thank you, Beth, and thanks for all your inspiration and wonderful creations.

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  12. It can't believe I've been reading and learning here that long. Congratulations!

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    1. Faye, hasn't it just flown by? Thanks for all you do for the sewing community.

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  13. You look amazing in that fab jacket, Congratulations Lori!
    xx

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  14. Congrats, again on 12 years!!
    I must say that the more I look at all your great photos of your jacket, the more I love it! sew cool!

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    1. Thank you,Carrie, I love my jacket too, so happy it is still in my closet!

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  15. It is a pretty wonderful jacket! Always enjoy your blog! Congrats!

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  16. Just located your blog on Mood Sewing Network. I love your style. Have been following other bloggers for a few years now, but your lifestyle and family seem similar to mine. (I have three grown children, two of the three are married, with 3 lovely granddaughters. Always looking for new ideas to sew for adults and for the children.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah, so happy you found my blog. I have been trying to make an effort in 2018 to really sew things I will wear in my every day life.

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  17. Congratulations! I read your blog for many years and enjoy your creative garments and quilts. Thanks for sharing. Karen

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    1. Thank you so much, sewing is so rewarding and fun.

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  18. Congratulations! I love the jacket. What a classic pattern; it is still in style.

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    1. Thank you so much, I love the jacket and the fabric.

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  19. It's great to follow you and your work. :-)

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