Minoru progress report #3Posted: January 22, 2014 Filed under: Coats, Exhibitions, Life | Tags: Exhibitions, Jackets, Life, Somerset House 13 Comments
Confession time. I bunked off for the weekend to stay with my darling daughter in London so didn’t work on my jacket at all last weekend.
However, I can report that the Isabella Blow:Fashion Galore exhibition at Somerset House is well worth a visit. I went on Saturday morning and despite arriving at 10am I was only just finished when I had to meet the DD at 12 noon for the guided tour of Somerset House (free, but you have to pick up a ticket at the welcome desk – and also well worth doing!) . There were lots of Alexander McQueen garments as you might have expected, and Philip Treacy hats, but so much more. Really, if you get the chance go! It was £12.50 full price (only £6.25 on Mondays) and was worth every penny in my opinion. Sadly no photographs allowed to encourage you to buy the book of the exhibition – beautiful but £40 so over my budget limit for the weekend. **
That was followed by a visit to the Tower of London – but we must have been well behaved as they let us out again. (Or so bad they didn’t want to keep us).
Anyhow, the jacket has had some progress. I have finished the lining, complete with the Thinsulate for extra warmth, and it is all ready to be sewn into place once I finish the cuffs. I have shortened the sleeves a little, but the way the cuffs are done is possibly unnecessarily fiddly in my opinion. I will reserve judgement until they are complete but if I make the jacket again I may change the cuff design.
It really shouldn’t take too long to finish from here – next post with the finished garment and final report.
** I have been sent a comment to say that the Isabella Blow book is only £23 on Amazon so anyone who wants to see more (check out the innards) can look there.
That exhibit looks really cool! I just googled it. Love your lining fabric!
It was a magnificent exhibition – I would love to go again it is so good (I am sure I would pick up much more detail).
Thanks for your (lining) comment!
wow I would love to try to make a jacket with the thinsulate for extra warmth! The minoru is such a cute silhouette! Can’t wait to see the finished jacket!
I am hoping that will be soon.
I’m loving that lining!!!
It is growing on me – I really wasn’t sure at first. And I was only ever going to be able to wear it in a ‘supporting role’ 🙂
I saw it couple of weeks back…took some sneaky pics if u want to check out my blog.the book is only £23 on Amazon!
Thank you! I have just edited the post to give the link.
It’s so nice to be able to sneak off and see clothes from other times and things that might get you inspired. It’s also good to get your brain on another wavelength and refreshed to come back to finish a project like you jacket. It should be warm but lightweight. I think that lining fabric is perfect and adds some pizazz when it is exposed!
I will have to make a point of ‘flashing’ it from time to time 🙂
Sounds like a perfect weekend!
Really good to have some time with my girl. It’s always good fun, and to add a fashion/style exhibition just made it great.