Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Nostalgic Jacket

About eight tears ago I made this jacket twice for myself and twice for my DD.
The pattern is OOP Vogue pattern 2679.



I loved the black stretch denim version I made first and I thought I'd make a new version. Not a good idea!

This pattern has had it's day and I'm not in love with my new jacket although it's fine. I didn't make pants but bought a pair of jeans instead to save time..



The fabric is a medium weight striped stretch cotton denim that I bought at C&M Textiles in Ottawa.

I top stitched using two spools of grey polyester thread .




The closures are heavy black snaps which I hate applying!!



I like the the cuffs. They can also be worn folded back.




I used a Hong Kong finish to give a clean finish to the inside of the jacket.



Please ignore the silly expression on my face in this photo!



I've worn this a few times and haven't gotten a single comment so I guess I'm not the only one who thinks it's mediocre! Lol!

I hope you had time to sew this weekend. Have a great week!

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13 comments:

Laury said...

I, for one, think it's very nice and so well constructed! You are an inspiration to others whether you like what you make or not :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I don't agree with the jacket being mediocre at all! I think it's wonderful and I love how you finished the inside...but then again I'm a sucker for a Hong Kong finish.

Audrey said...

I like the jacket. The style is flattering and looks neat made in a stripe. I still wear the one I made from this pattern, though mine is out of red lamb suede,and the color has a lot to do with making it a favorite for me.

pdiddly said...

I agree with Carolyn it isn't mediocre at all, and the Hong Kong finish is great.

I have two questions (1) do you make your own bias tape out of scraps of fabric (this is something I am thinking of doing and storing) and (2) have you found a way to dealing with the snap-on poppers - I hate these and always have problems when trying to apply them.

Jenny said...

What a bummer you don't love it after so much work. :-( I can see how beautifully it is finished.

Gail said...

Your topstitching is very impressive. It's a beautiful garment, so I hope that you'll learn to love it.

Marie-Noƫlle said...

What a shame you don't like this jacket. You put so much work in it and the finishes are gorgeous. I love how you used the stripes.

gwensews said...

Not mediocre! Perhaps your taste in clothes has changed. I think it's cute and looks great with the jeans.

Irene said...

This is a lovely jacket! Perhaps it's too neutral a colour for people to really notice it. Wonderful finishing on the insides.

Linda T said...

I HATE it when a pattern I've loved is past its prime. You have done a beautiful job and I love the top stitching. Wear it and enjoy it even tho it might not be your favorite now. It may "grow" on you, who knows?

Chantal said...

I wish I could sew like you!

SewBarbie said...

It's very cute, I love the snaps. I have this twice as well, but both are zipper closures, snaps are fantastic!

velosewer said...

Wow. What an eye for detail. Love the shirt.