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?