fox in madras

I did it! I wrangled the dratted bleeding madras into a jacket for this dapper fellow.  If you follow me on twitter, you might have seen that I had a bit of a plaid jacket meltdown. First it was the plaid- it always seems, when I am cutting out the project, that working with plaid is going to make everything much easier- after all, a grid is part of the design. But in reality, all the littlest mistakes are glaringly obvious.

I managed to get all the plaid matched up but my first jacket ended up being a total failure. Here is a confession- most of the time I have no clue what I am doing. I start in and assume I will be able to figure it out. When I’d gotten to the point of having spent many hours trying to get it right, I realized that I needed to step back, take a deep breath, whine a little and do some other project for an evening. Next day I pulled out a human-size jacket, all my basic sewing books and a few books that have doll-size patterns for jackets. I spent the morning trying to get it all figured out and drawing up a new pattern.

In the afternoon, I started over. This time it worked out better.

This fellow looks very familiar to me. I am sure I have met his human counterpart on several occasions.

Here is a sneak peak at the vest lining.

My 1960’s fashion fox couple-

These 2 will be heading out to Indiana for a show at Vincennes University. The show is being organized and curated by Nichol Brinkman of Pink Cheeks Studios.

13 thoughts on “fox in madras

  1. Oh my goodness, you did an amazing job, finicky plaid and all! If he for any reason doesn’t sell at at the show let me know. ;)

  2. Mimi So fun and full of life! The little details are icing on a delightful cake—I can’t wait to see them in person. Thank you so, so, so much for what you do.


  3. Oh, as soon as I saw him I thought, ‘It’s Doc Watson!’. I don’t know why, but I did. He’s lovely and goes so nicely with the spring time lady!

  4. Oh, my-my! The cigarette gave me the giggles. You did a fabulous job on the clothing…that plaid rocks.

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