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SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge 2013

Crinkled Taffeta Jacket for Fall

I needed a fall jacket, something lightweight but lined before the need for heavy winter clothing set in. Simplicity 2153, an anorak style jacket, was made from crinkled crosswoven polyester with a lining of 100% cotton batik. I used the technique of flatlining, something I learned from Threads many years ago, to give a totally finished interior. It’s a technique that lines the garment and binds the seams at the same time. It takes a lot of “pre” work before actually starting to sew the garment but is well worth it. The yoke is clean finished “burrito” style as is often used in finishing pillowcases as well. Grommets were installed instead of the suggested machine buttonhole as an entrance and exit for the cording at the waist and neckline. To end the cords and insure they did not return into the recesses of the jacket they were fray checked, knotted and beaded with a large “pandora” style bead. The zip is a traditional metal separating zip. I thought the colors worked perfectly. This pattern is unlined but I love the color and pattern and how the batik works with the fashion fabric. The sleeves were not flat lined but were lined traditionally and bound at the armscye.

Because I used processes not specified in the pattern I did not follow it’s directions. I will definitely make this jacket again and really like the classic design. If you would like to see more of the details of this jacket and how the construction proceeded check out : http://lasewist.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-deets-on-simplicity-2153.html There are a total of six posts covering the process from muslin to completion.


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    SansSouci572 | | #1

    Beautifully sewn, perfect for fall!

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    SansSouci572 | | #2

    Beautifully sewn, perfect for fall!

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    Sewista | | #3

    Thank you so much. I hope people realize that they are looking at the inside of the jacket for the contest. I assume my "outside" photos didn't translate well to the page. That's all OK. It shows the work I put into it's construction .

  4. smockerlady | | #4

    Hi there Bunny,

    Have been following the making of this on your La Sewista blog and have to say, the pictures showing us the stages highlight all the skills and detailing you put into the construction of this jacket.

    You look fabulous by the way!!

  5. smyoker | | #5

    i follow your blog, and have to say this jacket is really beautiful!

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