Sunday, February 27, 2011

February jacket finished!

Sewing a jacket a month is ... well,  it might be ... hard.  I wonder if it will get easier?  oops, am I complaining?
I do love my new jacket.  If you ever find wool denim, grab it!  It is just an unlined jacket, but between the tight weave and the wool, it is warm.  The pleat in the back makes it very comfortable to wear, too. 
There are shoulder pads inside- covered in a rayon lining.  I serged the seams with gray thread I had on hand.  It crossed my mind that others would have finished the edges with snazzy Hong-Kong seams, but I have not yet mastered that technique.  I was mighty happy that the gray thread blended so nicely.  Perhaps there will be a Hong-Kong seam before the year is out.
Now see that?  Within the space of a paragraph, I went from a little weary to a little curious about what's next.  I wonder what I will sew in March?
Hmmmm.

updated to add:  there is more of this wool denim in stock at Gorgeous Fabrics.
The pattern is Vogue 7764

Happy Sewing!

36 comments:

  1. It looks great on you and the fit is perfect! I would never have thought to seek out wool denim, that's for sure.

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  2. Robin, this jacket is GORGEOUS on you. I am SO impressed!

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  3. This is one great looking jacket on you. Great job with all the details!

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  4. Jacket looks great on you! Nice fit!

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  5. Beautiful! I really like how this one came out :-)

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  6. Super-fabulous jacket and I love how it is both casual and very smart indeed!

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  7. very very nice indeed. And I have some wool denim in my stash, I think it might just move to the top of the pile of to-dos.

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  8. I really like the military feel and sharp looking details in this jacket. The fabric seems perfect for the pattern and it fits you beautifully!

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  9. One spectacular jacket, beautifully detailed. I love it and am most impressed.

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  10. Love it, Robin. BTW, Hong King seams--not so hard.

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  11. Great jacket!
    Hong Kong seams are really easy - tedious, but easy. Do give them a try. You can do all sorts of crazy things, like putting contrast inside your jacket, etc.

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  12. oh wow! If they all come out looking that good the effort will be totally worth it! Great job!

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  13. Perfect. Everything about it flatters you. And Hong Kong finish is easy. It's my new favorite seam finish.

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  14. Your jacket looks great Robin - you really suit the colour!
    It is also one of those wear-almost-anywhere styles, so should get lots of wear!

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  15. I am instantly lusting after wool denim, and I did not know it existed until a few minutes ago. Your jacket looks wonderful, very sharp and precise, yet casual.
    Wow.

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  16. Wow, that is one sharp jacket. I bet it is just the right weight for spring and air conditioning in the summer. Love the style and vent, too.

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  17. Very nice. The color is great.

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  18. That's a fantastic jacket. Perfectly fitted. GorgeousFabrics still has wool denim. I almost bought some, but pulled back because of the stiffness factor. Now, I may have to re-think it. And, when I was looking through my pattern cabinet, I discovered I have this pattern. Yay!

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  19. Great jacket! It looks so tidy on the inside too. Without even being lined! I can't wait to see your next jacket. It's very inspiring.

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  20. You look awesome wearing that jacket. The sewing looks terrific. Yes, I ordered some wool denim. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Your jacket looks great and the fit is wonderful. I make a lot of jackets but not 1 a month. Any one who finishes the JAM challege will have earned my admiration.

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  22. great job!! im going to be making a muslin for the first time in almost 10 years... Im slightly dreading it but also really looking forward to it. Only dreading it becuase im going to be sharing it online lol... but fingers will be kept crossed!!

    visiting from blogging your way :)

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  23. Your jacket is fabulous! You'll wear this forever - it's absolutely timeless yet very chic. I never heard of wool denim - interesting.

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  24. Lovely jacket! Looks like a perfect fit!

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  25. Perfect fit and it looks wonderful on you.

    Wool denim is now on my list.

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  26. Wow that is nice. I love unlined jackets. Sydney has a temperate climate and for most of the year a light jacket is the warmest layer one needs.

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  27. What a great fitting jacket you've made! I love the denim wool - glad you saved it for such a nice project.

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  28. Wow, what a fabulous jacket. It looks so darn professional and RTW.

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  29. Robin - this is stunning! How did I miss this jacket!!! You did an amazing job on this!

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  30. Great fit on this jacket and the color is to die for. Beautiful!

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  31. You've done a wonderful job on that jacket. In fact such a wonderful job, I would like to make it. What pattern is it? Dana -Australia

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