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January challenge Pic

solosmocker | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Something new for the gallery. This was my January challenge.


  1. Crazy K | | #1

    Beautiful jacket on a beautiful lady!!  Your work is absolutely exquisite!  You inspire me!

  2. RhettaRic | | #2

    OH - That is STINKING GORGEOUS!! Absolutely love it. And you look wonderful wearing it!

  3. dressed2atee | | #3

    Beautiful work as always!  What fabric is that....is that you :)

    1. solosmocker | | #4

      Thanks so much everyone. There is nothing like feedback from you sewing peers.The fabric is the wrong side of a Malden Mills fleece. It is some sort of "high performance" fabric but I forget the name. I used the wrong side because it was tight little loops. I didn't like the fleece soft side at all. solo

      Edited 2/1/2008 9:50 pm ET by solosmocker

      1. Gloriasews | | #5

        That's a lovely jacket.  Thanks for mentioning using the 'wrong' side of the fleece - for you, it was the right side!  The jacket actually looked to me like it was a wool tweed - so the fleece was a great find.


  4. Lilith1951 | | #6

    Absolutely stunning!  Ya know, I just had some red jaquard fabric that I was recycling from a thrift shop dress and I used both sides in my project.  One side that the floral design in raised matte weave and the background was shiny; the other side had the floral shiny and the background matte.  I like them both and figured I could do whatever I wanted in my project. 

    That's why the call us creative, isn't it?

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    purduemom | | #7

    What a great jacket!! You certainly wear it well.  I love the asymmetrical lines of the collar.  The buttons and piping are perfect details.  Is this an original design or a variation of a commercial pattern? 


    1. solosmocker | | #8

      Thanks so much. Its Vogue 8307 and really quite simple to do. It has shoulder princess seams. The only thing I would change on the pattern is to add a facing to the back neck lining. It is just my personal taste but I am not crazy about running a lining up to the neck edge, especially when the front is faced. solo

      1. Jaderaven | | #9

        Lovely work you've done :D . I was just looking at that pattern and debating whether or not to buy it. If I may ask (I'm new to sewing), I noticed that on yours the buttons do up the left side (when looking at the pic.) but the pattern pic has them on the right side - was this a change you made or is the pattern different from the picture? Thanks :)

        1. solosmocker | | #11

          Somehow, and I don't know how, I managed to reverse everything. So the collar and buttons are opposite of what the pattern shows. Unintentional but totally OK. solo

  6. nsummerlin | | #10

    What a gorgeous jacket.  So professional and it looks wonderful on you.  Great job.

    1. solosmocker | | #12

      Thanks, Summerlin. Glad you like it. solo

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