I don't set much store by these things -- if I like a color I'll use it regardless of what's trending -- but when Michael pointed the Pantone report out to me the other day, I was excited, since it looked exactly like the red I chose for my men's chore jacket. I was calling the color of my jacket cranberry. I went to the Mood site where it can be purchased online, however, and they refer to it as tomato.
There is a pantone color called tomato purée -- 18-1661 -- which does look more like my red than the aforementioned aurora. It's very confusing and also hard to distinguish one from another on a computer browser, plus cameras will photograph the same color differently depending on things like white balance (I think). Below, my jacket fabric.
The jacket is now finished. Yesterday, I picked my buttons at C&C Buttons on 38th Street. I decided to go for a monochromatic effect. My buttons are red, though exactly which red, I couldn't tell you.
On the same block as the button shop is Jonathan Embroidery. I like the jacket so much that I decided to splurge and have Jonathan make my buttonholes. I could certainly have done this myself, but there's something about a professionally made buttonhole that raises the garment up a notch for me. Each buttonhole costs $1, and for no extra charge they'll feed something akin to buttonhole twist into the stitch, creating a raised buttonhole effect. I'm very happy with the result. (They cut open the buttonholes as well.)
You can see a very short video of my buttonholes being made here. It's amazing to me how fast those machines go and how quickly the women operating them work.
In other news, I received a couple of new men's patterns, purchased as a pair on Etsy: one for a blazer and one for a "popover" shirt. I suspect the shirt will be one of my next projects. I love them both.
And that's it. Tomorrow's our photo shoot; the jacket will be revealed on Monday. Cranberry, tomato, or aurora, it's definitely very, very RED!
Have a great day, everybody!
|Sleeves didn't have enough extra length for a deep hem, so I added a bias facing.|