This is kinda the first thing I am working on for 2009. I say kinda because technically, the first thing was an evening gown for an inauguration gala that my husband and I were going to attend but we ended up not going because we were given inauguration tickets at the last minute and by the time we got home from all those activities, we were so exhausted that we didn't make it to the gala. So the gown will just collect dust in my closet.
I made a houndstooth jacket I have been wanting to sew for a couple of months. I finished it tonight after being mostly frustrated the whole time I worked on it. It took way too long to complete due to various reasons. The pattern and material are pictured below.
I made View A but I added the ruffle at the bottom like on Views B and C. The fabric is really a mystery to me..hahaha..it is a weird polyester blend. It wasn't the easiest to sew with but it turned out well. It is one of my G street clearance table finds. I will post my full review and the finished piece later.