Friday, January 7, 2011

Jacket is Finished

I finished the jacket!

I'm sorry that I've not blogged as I've gone along. I managed to catch a bug (I think a mild case of flu) while on the cruise and was under the weather for three weeks, and subsequently run down going into Christmas.

Nevertheless, I've thrown myself into sewing. Overall, I'm very pleased with the jacket. I love the wool, from Emma One Stock and the construction was pretty straightforward.

There are a couple of things worth mentioning about the pattern. First, the collar/shoulder sections match really well. Just be sure to take your time cutting and marking accurately and you WILL be rewarded. Do NOT mistake the front facing "stitch-and-slash" for a dart!!! Ask me how I know that you should NOT make this error... I spent over an hour scratching my head wondering why the collar facing didn't match up to the facing.

Also, the lining is short and the top of the jacket hem shows. This irks me because I was very careful cutting. My advice is to cut the lining longer; you can always trim excess rather than being left short.

I love everything else about this jacket. It's not hard-core winter wear but perfect for autumn, mild winter and early spring days!







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11 comments:

Carmencita B said...

Beautiful jacket! Great choice of fabric. Congrats!

bg-booms said...

Wow! Gorgeous jacket! You look very stylish

Lizzy said...

I like it a lot!! I love fabric, it looks prettier in a close up.
You look very good !

Modern Suzie said...

Beautiful jacket! It turned out great.

Cinquefoil said...

Just found your blog via Sew Retro, and loove the jacket, and it looks fantastic with the dress and boots. I have to get this pattern as well!

flipsockgrrl said...

Very nice job on the neck/collar/facing area -- I found that part quite difficult. Your finished jacket looks beautiful :-)

Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous and you look wonderful in it! Well done. x

Steph said...

Very cool jacket, I never looked at this pattern before but now you've put ideas in my head. I love that you're wearing gloves with it and everything.

HeathersSphere said...

You are so stylish in this showstopping jacket! Very nicely constructed.

When Ladies Dressed said...

Thank you all SO MUCH for your kind comments. The wool was such a pleasure to work with and I love my new jacket!

Melanie said...

Wonderfully excecuted! That jacket has a lot of style.