Saturday, April 10, 2010

Something For Me

I have to admit that I needed a break once I had finished Tamara's coat and tote. I spent the next week cleaning for Easter.The day after Easter, the house was spic and span and I announced to my husband that I was going to sew all week. And that's just what I did! (It's depressing really just how slow I am because I only managed two garments.)

In this post I'm only going to show you one of the two.It's this jacket that I made using S2764 ,which of course is the same pattern as my DD's coat.



I wanted to try this pattern right away while it was fresh in my mind because I want to make a coat with it later.I did my usual FBA and changed the sleeves by taking out the pleats. That's all I needed to do and I'm happy with the fit. ( I cut size 12 and didn't need any extra for this one.)

The fabric is a cotton/poly knit that is about the weight of a lighter double knit.The right side was ribbed and I preferred the wrong side so that's what I used.You can see the texture here in this photo.I interfaced all but the sleeves with a light tricot fusible interfacing.



I just happened to have these big creamy buttons that were a perfect match.I made machine knit buttonholes and they look good I think.



I used a tricot lining to accommodate the stretch in the fabric.



I top-stitched every seam in sight . I didn't have any heavy thread on hand ( Not working at Fabricville has it's down side!, I often don't have what I need now)!),so I used two spools of Gutterman polyester all- purpose thread in the same needle,a size 16 jeans needle. Oh my! I do love the style of this collar .



I don't love the sleeves. I think folding out the pleats (on the pattern before I cut them),has made them hang not quite right. I'll leave them in for the coat I want to make.



I needed something to wear with my Marci Tilton skirt and I like this jacket with it.




A few more photos here.


What did you sew lately?

13 comments:

RuthieK said...

What a lovely jacket. The collar really frames your face beautifully, and the cream colour picks up the seaming in the Marcy Tilton skirt.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Diana this is a beautiful outfit. The pieces match perfectly! I love the jacket pattern and am putting it on my list. Not that I'm sewing much lately but I'll have it when I do have the time.

gwensews said...

Cute jacket. You got a lot of sewing done! Nice work.

The Sewing Loft said...

I love the collar on the jacket. Great looking!

Barb

Mary said...

What a beautiful jacket, Diana! It looks great with the skirt and will work with lots of other things too.

Manecoarse said...

What a professional-looking jacket. Very nice.

Linda T said...

Slow or not, you do beautiful work. Jacket is lovely and does go great with the Marcy skirt. I still must sew that skirt!

Vicki said...

That pattern looks great as a jacket. I like the lines of the back. Very nice.
I made a dress last week - the first garment in a year!! And I still have a skirt cut out that I haven't made up yet. Maybe this week :)

Dana said...

Beautiful jacket, love the topstitching!

Sue said...

Your jacket is lovely.

Michelle said...

Great jacket! I really love all the topstitching. And it looks great with the Marcy Tilton skirt.

Julia said...

I think you did great with ONLY two garments in one week since one of them is this totally awesome jacket with all that detail!!! The skirt is really nice too1

Jenny said...

Very lovely. Your topstitching is impeccable as always.