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need help-salvage unfinished wool jacket

PJW | Posted in Fitting on

Help!  I started Vogue jacket # 2553 5-6 years ago and never finished because I chose too heavy a wool for the dolman sleeve style.  I have taken the lining out and am trying to figure out how to salvage the jacket.  Is there anyone in the San Diego area with a lot of experience willing to meet me and help me out.  I am more than willing to pay a consultation fee.

Thanks,

PJ

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  1. stitchmd | | #1

    Maybe you could salvage the fabric by using it for something with smaller, less contoured pattern pieces, such as a vest. You could also consider trying out felting, which is pretty popular now. A felted heavy wool would make a nice bag. Have you looked around for an outerwear pattern that might fit the cut fabric, or considered seaming together pieces from the front, back and sleeves to fit within pattern pieces of a new front and back of another pattern. You could add a heavyweight knit for sleeves, even use sleeves salvaged from a sweater.

    1. PJW | | #2

      Thanks for the ideas; I appreciate it.

  2. goodstudent | | #3

    I'm new and just read your message.  Just a thought for your sleeves.  In Threads issue 90 page 60, Windowpane Patchwork -  the sewing technique for the patchwork could well apply for your sleeves, because the bulkiness of the wool material at the seam is eliminated.  I used this method for a two sided tapesty jacket.  The article has - how to directions.  You might try using leather or any coordinating fabric appropriate for your wool material.

    1. PJW | | #4

      Thanks for the article idea, I'll look it up.

      Pj

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