Thursday, September 3, 2009

Not Just Your Ordinary Denim Jacket

My grandchildren have been here this week.It will be the last visit until Thanksgiving (which is in October here in Canada ) so we really made the most of our time together.

Last evening while Jessica and Matthew were busy on the computer, Nana was busy in the sewing room making Jessie a denim jacket.

In choosing a pattern ,I had to take into consideration that I only had about three hours for this one because they were going back home today . When I made this jacket for my daughter this summer, Jessie had tried it on and liked it.I also knew it was a quickie to make. So Vogue 8232 it was.

The embroidered denim came from my stash and was approved by said Jessie.
Here is my sweet grand-daughter in her made by Nana jacket.



I made a couple of easy changes to the pattern. I lengthened the sleeves and made them a bit narrower so they wouldn't puff out. I simply measured the yoke band to see how much I could eliminate from the width and folded it out.

I added an inch to the centre front so I could add buttons and buttonholes. Instead of gathers to the top front and back,I used pleats and sewed them down. The fabric really had too much body for gathers.








Jessica thought her jacket might be a bit short and wide. I had to explain that this is a "fashion" jacket and not just an ordinary jean jacket.I think this is a nice piece for a young girl going into Grade 7. What do you think?

15 comments:

Claudine said...

I think she's a very lucky girl. It looks great!

Vicki said...

Very grown up for sure. She looks very sweet in it.

Kim said...

C'est super beau Diana!

Gail said...

Wow that's a sophistocated jacket for a young girl. She looks great.

Tamara said...

She looks very cute in that jacket!

gwensews said...

Cute jacket! She's adorable.

Lindsay T said...

I think it's adorable. Think she'll ever wear it? I mean, it's not a hoodie sweatshirt!

Aminat said...

That is one beautiful jacket on her....She' so lucky

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I think the jacket is super cute but then again I'm not in 7th grade!

Elizabeth said...

Darling jacket on a darling girl. And wow are you fast!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

You did a great job on her jacket Diana. It looks perfect on her and I think she will wear it :)

Jenny said...

I'm sure she will love it when the pressures of pre-teen conformity are dealt with. I do personally think it is lovely and would sport it with a tight fitting, long shirt underneath and form-fitting pants. As for a youngin'- I do have side with the child. I'm just being honest!! :)

btw, an interesting discussion was started on http://www.clevergirl.org/ dealing with age and the wardrobe. Just got done reading it, maybe that is why I have this take!

Chris said...

I think it's cute and she looks nice in it. It is very stylish and I think once her friends see it and like it she will think differently.

julia said...

She'll be stylin' at school and make all those other girls jealous! She's so pretty!

Miss Linda said...

I have that very pattern in my pattern library. I haven't made it up yet and you have certainly inspired me to do something with it soon. I have some beautiful embellished denim in my fabric stash, but have been a little nervous about attempting to use it. What needle size works best with medium-weight denim?