Tweed Zipper Jacket Mock-up

I have been playing with an iPad app called Adobe Ideas. Above is a sketch I drew of the jacket mock-up for the tweed zip front jacket. I left the sleeves off, but I will be adding sleeves to test my pattern before I cut the Linton tweed. The app is a lot of fun. I can sit and draw pictures while I watch TV with my husband. Below are a few pictures of the real life mock-up on my dress form. The zipper is hand basted in. I will take it out when I am satisfied with the mock-up. The pictures expand when you mouse over them. (Someone asked how I do it. I use a JavaScript and some CSS coding. It doesn't work in google reader, though.) I am enjoying this project. I did some pattern editing, some draping, and some hand sewing so far. Maybe the mock-up will be another wearable muslin. Here's hoping...
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend. Here are a few parting shots from our wedding album.


  1. I can't wait till you finish this jacket. I'm imagining how it will look and love it so far.

    By the way, Happy Anniversary!!!!!

  2. I loved seeing your wedding pictures. Happy Anniversary! I know this post is about your jacket, but I also love how your wedding gown had the red trim.