jacket finished

Finally!!! ;) Seems like I've had a terrible time getting into my sewing
room lately. Just too many other things going on.
Finally finished up the jacket out of the $1 stretch twill today. It came
out pretty good. I'll say this, it fits as well or better than a purchased
jacket. lol
I forgot to measure from the shoulder to the bottom of the armscye. So it's
lower than I would have made it if I'd been paying attention. The sleeves
are also fuller than I would like. I'm trying to decide if it bugs me
enough to take them out and taper them or not. ;) I decided against
lining it for now. I wanted to get it made and didn't have anything in
stash I thought would work. So that's fine. I wore it this afternoon and
the in-laws both thought it looked lovely. ;) So did DS. Like I said,
the fit isn't bad, but it could be better. Will also make a note on the
pattern to make the collar less tall on the next one. It's just a smidge
too high for my taste. It's not bugging me to death, but it is brushing
against my jaw sometimes. Minor things all. Oh too, I did have to take
the body of the jacket in a little. For anyone else contemplating this
pattern (Simplicity 4099) the jacket fits more like a coat than a blazer.
(thus the fuller sleeves.) The pattern was a pretty good one. Easy to
follow, no stupid directions, all the pieces lined up as they should. But
do keep in mind it has more ease than a blazer.
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I can, I'll get someone to take pics of it on me too. I had to snapthese quickly today, the battery was really low in the camera. lol
Sharon
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mamahays
Wow, that really looks nice, Sharon. Good job.
-Irene
>Finally!!! ;) Seems like I've had a terrible time getting into my sewing >room lately. Just too many other things going on. > >Finally finished up the jacket out of the $1 stretch twill today. It came >out pretty good. I'll say this, it fits as well or better than a purchased >jacket. lol > >I forgot to measure from the shoulder to the bottom of the armscye. So it's >lower than I would have made it if I'd been paying attention. The sleeves >are also fuller than I would like. I'm trying to decide if it bugs me >enough to take them out and taper them or not. ;) I decided against >lining it for now. I wanted to get it made and didn't have anything in >stash I thought would work. So that's fine. I wore it this afternoon and >the in-laws both thought it looked lovely. ;) So did DS. Like I said, >the fit isn't bad, but it could be better. Will also make a note on the >pattern to make the collar less tall on the next one. It's just a smidge >too high for my taste. It's not bugging me to death, but it is brushing >against my jaw sometimes. Minor things all. Oh too, I did have to take >the body of the jacket in a little. For anyone else contemplating this >pattern (Simplicity 4099) the jacket fits more like a coat than a blazer. >(thus the fuller sleeves.) The pattern was a pretty good one. Easy to >follow, no stupid directions, all the pieces lined up as they should. But >do keep in mind it has more ease than a blazer. > >
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I can, I'll get someone to take pics of it on me too. I had to snap>these quickly today, the battery was really low in the camera. lol >>Sharon >--- >Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and just annoys the >pig.
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IMS
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Nice job, Sharon. And the few changes can be done on the next one you make. Emily
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Emily Bengston
Terrific job, Sharon. It looks like a jacket you'd find in a very expensive boutique. The button are a great detail. No one will believe the fabric was $1.00 a yard. It looks like it cost mega $$$$$. Juno
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Juno
Lovely! The color of the fabric makes it a little difficult to see details, but it looks like you made self-fabric mitered loops for the buttons. Nice touch, that! :-)
Beverly
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BEI Design
Nice. I like the bold-as-brass buttons. :)
If you can get a few pix of you in it, we can see what you mean about the sleeves and give a better opinion. If you decide that it's fine as it is, it'll save you a pile of work! ;) Can you tell I hate having to re-do things like that?
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Kate XXXXXX
Thank you very much. There's a story behind those buttons. Several years ago, I ordered some mother of pearl buttons from fabric.com. They accidentally sent me these bamboo ones instead. I called. They immediately shipped the pearly buttons and told me to keep these too. They've lived in my stash ever since. ;) They were just waiting for the perfect project.
LOL I know what you mean. I will try to model it this weekend. I wore it today with a turtleneck sweater under it. It was COLD for this part of the country this morning. (17* F. Not figuring the wind chill.) So I bundled up. It fit really well over the sweater, which isn't a heavy sweater by any means. So I think the sleeves bug me less now than they did. ;) (and I really hate that much taking apart and redoing too!! The sleeves set in perfectly the first time. We both know that wouldn't happen a second time. LOL)
Sharon
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mamahays
Thank you, Emily. I was thinking the same thing. I liked the pattern and with a few minor tweaks, I will do it again.
Sharon
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mamahays
Thank you very much. :) I like looking shee-shee y'know. ;) And the best part is on the inside I KNOW it was $1/yard fabric. heh heh
Thank you too, everyone else. It's so much fun being able to share projects like this with all y'all.
Sharon
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mamahays
I adore buttons and have way too many! I bought some on a trip to London recently that were £7.50 EACH! You are allowed to faint. It was pure self indulgence. Big Sis and I fell in love with them and bought the last five.
I think you NEED a jacket that can be worn over a thin sweater. And you are right about those sleeve... They never go as well second time round if they went in perfectly to start with. :)
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Kate XXXXXX
Thank you very much. :) Getting the patches that go under the loops even and straight was probably the trickiest part of the thing. The pattern called for that to be interfaced. Tried that but then they were too thick to hem the edges of the patches. Grrrr! So I recut them and did them over. Worked much better without the interfacing. Used my quilting ruler to get them evenly spaced from the edge of the jacket and straight. Handy thing that ruler! :)
Sharon
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mamahays

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