Today I'm going to show you a little red jacket I made last fall. I had long wanted a red jacket to wear to church or as a dress-up option. Here it is. It didn't photograph well at all !
Oh dear that looks just awful!!!.
I used a well-loved old pattern for this one, Vogue 8262.
I made this version years ago when I I participated in Swap .
The Fabric I used is a lovely silky ponte knit bought at Fabricville of course. It has a fairly heavy hand and was just right for a jacket
I lengthened the pattern by about 3 inches. I also increased the width of the front pleat by an inch. In the back instead of a pleat I sewed darts all the way to the hemline . I top stitched but was a little sorry I had bothered as I wasn't pleased with the result.
I had a really hard time to find buttons that were the right shade of red but these are cute I think.
I finished most of the seams on the inside with a Hong Kong finish which as you know is one of my favorite ways to finish seams . I so love the look of the inside of my jacket! If you want to know how to finish your seams this way look here for a quick tutorial.
To wear with my jacket, I couldn't resist this beautiful animal print scuba knit fabric also bought at Fabricville .I made it into a pencil skirt and palazzo pants.
I love the jacket and skirt together.
As for the pants I haven't as yet warn them with the the jacket but I have worn them a lot especially over the holidays with a sparkly top I made using a pattern I drafted myself for one of my fashion shows.
The fabric is a sparkly, copper coloured textured, poly knit that is really soft and beautiful.
If you haven't sewn with scuba knit yet I want to recommend it especially for pants, skirts ,and dresses. It has just enough weight for any one of these garments. It presses well and the finished product ,in my opinion, looks high-end, not to mention it is so very comfortable to wear. I have to admit I don't particularly like it for tops though. I guess I simply prefer a lighter knit for tops
I hope you enjoyed seeing these additions to my wardrobe. I have quite a few more things to show you so please come back next week.
And in the meantime