For the skirt, I used my TNT pattern for a pencil skirt, McCall's 5590
The faux leather was not top notch quality and gave me no end of trouble with puckered seams .I should have interfaced it (and I may yet buy more fabric and take the jacket apart to do that. !!!) I used my walking foot and that was fine but still, less than perfect garments resulted. wearable but not perfect.On the other hand the faux snake leather was a dream to work with and has a nice firm hand
Don't you love the collar. I cut off 1" from the depth of the collar to get this look.
The pattern calls for knit sleeves and as I was not using a knit, I changed up the armscye and the sleeve by copying them from another jacket pattern. I don't love the sleeves and had to open up the lining and go back in and reshape them. Better , but again not perfect. I actually took the sleeves out and resewed them in to get rid of those awful pull lines.
For closures, I used large brass snaps.
As you see, I cut up the skirt pattern to form princess seams so it would match up with the jacket.
A peek at the lace trimmed lining. Pretty, isn't it?
Here is the jacket worn with the new brown jeans I just finished. I was on my way to have a root canal in this photo ! (Yuck! ) One of my snaps isn't done up. That's why the jacket isn't hanging right.
For dressy casual...
And here is how I've worn it it to go to church.
Well, that's it for winter sewing. I'm happily cutting out and sewing some spring pieces. A dark navy raw silk topper is in the works !
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. I really hope you all had time to sew this weekend.
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