Thanks to all who visited or left comments about my last post. I wanted to answer Susan's question about fitting for the tummy area. If you send me an email, Susan,I would be glad to address that fairly easy to do alteration.
My sister had a milestone birthday last month and my gift to her was a jacket similar to this one of mine that she absolutely loved.
I found this fabric at Marci Tilton .com
and was about to order it but I was so excited to find it at Fabricville albeit at a much steeper price. It happened that there was a 50% off sale at Fabricville for two days and so I snapped it up. It has the same properties as my (above)jacket which is what my sister admired most about it.As you can tell by the photo, it is a "quilted", fairly hefty textile that feels and looks like a very soft cotton.
I had told my sis that I wasn't going to make her an identical jacket so I chose Burda 7072 View A.
I made a muslin , perfected the fit and I was on my way.
It took me a week to achieve the end result and my sister loves it ( I think ).
The bound buttonholes were made out of the faux.leather as well and I added leather buttons to complete the look.
Oh, but no! That's not all! I also added a bit more leather trim on my self my own self designed pockets.
My own jacket is unlined so I decided to do the same for this coat.Normally, I would add Hong Kong finishes to the inside seams of an unlined garment but there were so many seams in this coat that I decided to use a decorative ,variegated rayon thread instead, Isn't it cool?
Notice the construction of the sleeves and under arms. They were not easy to achieve. Mine are not perfect but I think they are acceptable.
To add the faux leather trim, I cut bias strips which I sewed to the outside , then wrapped around to the inside, pinned and then from the right side, I stitched in the ditch. Lastly, I trimmed close to the stitching line. This is not difficult to achieve .
So what do you think. Are the pockets "too much" ?
Helena really seems to love her coat. It ended up quite similar to mine, but WHATEVER !
So now on to something easy before I start my Christmas sewing.
I hope you found time to sew this week and Happy Weekend Sewing!