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New Jacket

jjgg | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Here is a not so great photo of the jacket I made yesterday. It’s really a wonderfully comfortable swinging jacket


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    ThreadKoe | | #1

    I love the fabric, and the style is soo perfect for it! Great job! :) Cathy

  2. katina | | #2

    This is really lovely - thanks for sharing. It looks very comfortable; may I ask if this is a commercial pattern?


    1. jjgg | | #5

      The pattern is one I drafted myself. I wanted a cozy swinging type of jacket, shawl collar. Something that would look good with jeans or a nice skirt, slacks etc. Casual, yet could also be dressy. It drapes down longer in the back. The fabric is a knit - I've bought several shirts with this type of knit, it's got 2 layers - the back is solid black, and the crinkle effect of the fabric is from how the 2 layers are connected. That's the best I can explain it. I got the fabric at Mary Jo's in Gastonia NC

      1. katina | | #6

        It's lovely! Thanks for the info. It's the kind of jacket you can grab and feel good, and yes, cosy, in.


      2. sewelegant | | #15

        Would you mind sharing how you made your jacket?  I am curious, since you said you used the serger all the way,  Did you turn the shawl collar back on itself? Or is it a single layer attached with a serger and then you serged all around the perimeter.  It looks very neat.  I wasn't happy with the last shawl collar jacket I made because the collar didn't seem to lay right... too bulky or something.  I interfaced my collar and maybe that is the problem.  (the fabric is a slinky) I will take it off one of these days and try to do it another way.  The directions I had were not specific enough for me using that fabric.

        1. jjgg | | #16

          There is absolutely no interfacing in this jacket! The fronts are faced (so I cut 4 front pieces) they were serged wrong sides together and turned. What I SHOULD have done was then put the sides and back together and then sew the back neck edge (the fronts go around to center back) I should have sewn the back neck of the fronts to the back neck edge burrito style and turned it and then sewn the fronts to the side fronts.I guess I lied when I said it was all done on the serger, becasue I sewed the fronts to the side fronts first, so I had to sew the undercollar onto the back neck edge by straight stitch machine and then hand sew the upper collar in place. - it was only about 4 or 5 inches so no big deal.The hem edge was serged, turned up and top stitched in place - (so more lies I'm sorry :)

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            Sewista | | #17

            Beautiful jacket! The fabric is gorgeous.

          2. sewelegant | | #18

            You didn't exactly lie... it just went so well you forgot.  Anyway, I appreciate the feedback and I will think about this when I redo my jacket.  I am actually glad to hear you turned up the hem edge because there is no way my serger would do such a fine job on the finishing as it looked in your picture.  I am thinking now that my only problem was interfacing that collar because the directions said to do it. 

          3. MaryinColorado | | #20

            A fusible knit interfacing might be okay, I wonder if that is what the pattern designer originally had in mind and the info was "lost in the editing process"?  Mary

          4. jjgg | | #21

            First, thank you everyone for the nice comments.I've used fusi knit in lots of knits, I remember being taught to cut the interfacing (for hems) twice the width of the hem and fold in the middle - that way you didn't have an "edge" where it folded. I've always found that to be too heavy, so started using it single layer so to speak and just interfacing the hem. I haven't noted any "edge" problems. This may be different from each type of knit.I just didn't think it needed it in this, I wanted very soft unstructured.Judy

  3. sewelegant | | #3

    Oooh Nice!  That would go great with my purple pants and sleeveless tee.

  4. sewslow67 | | #4

    Oh my; that is beautiful.  Would you mind sharing the pattern information and the fiber of that beautiful fabric you chose?  Great job!  Thanks for posting a photo.

    Edited 6/22/2009 2:45 pm by sewslow67

    1. KharminJ | | #9

      That IS a beautiful jacket!

      Looks like the lines are similar to the jacket in the Butterick pattern (5054) that Cathy is arguing with: http://www.fjoelner.dk/vismonster.asp?vare=12668&la=uk

      1. jjgg | | #11

        Yes, I noticed that when I looked at the pattern, it doesn't have the pointy ends thoughThank you everyone for the compliments, it was so nice to sew something other than tents! For the next week though there won't be any sewing, the 'family' has already begun to descend on me. I'm expecting about 16 people for the weekend (and guess what they are going to have to eat!!! Yellow Squash! I never thought I'd be so sick of yellow squash, but it's getting to the point that it's disgusting, and I have tons more coming out of my garden!! I have a lot in my dehydrator right now. I also have tons of Acorn squash and butternut squash growing. My small little vegetable patch looks like a jungle.Judy

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          ThreadKoe | | #12

          Yummy! Time to bring out the pumpkin recipes! Squash works just as well if not better than pumpkin in them. Makes a better pumpkin pie than pumpkin does... Cathy

          1. jjgg | | #13

            I tried that! yellow squash pie, it's OK, it came out a little runny, and I used too much cinnamon

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            ThreadKoe | | #14

            Oh Well, better luck next time! My squash plants are barely pushing through the surface in the garden, so I am so jealous right now. Sigh.... Cathy

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    VKStitcher | | #7

    Oooh, this is beautiful! I love the colors, and the fabric is so fluid--it's perfect for the jacket's design. Nice job!

  6. Ceeayche | | #8

    what's wrong with the photo?  The jacket is lovely!

  7. ohiostar | | #10

    A beautifully styled jacket and a great job matching design with fabric.

  8. MaryinColorado | | #19

    oooooooooh, you will feel so feminine and pretty in your new jacket!  I love your fabric choice and those colors!  Mary

  9. rodezzy | | #22

    That is fabulous.  I love the fabric. 

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