Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jacket 5 out of 12: Woman ISO Versatile Jacket

This jacket is a wearable muslin of my latest pattern-making adventure.  Oh, how optimistic I was on the 1st of May, as I began this new jacket!  I plunged into the creation of a new franken-pattern that would magically meet every need of my wardrobe.  This perfect jacket pattern would be easy to sew, easily dressed-up or dressed-down and fit me like a glove.  Oh yes, I was drinking the Home-Seamstress-Kool-Aid, all right.  When I had completed the pattern-work, it seemed awfully silly to sew a muslin.  I had measured and checked everything right?  I decided to cut and sew.
Here is the happy ending:
Bodice has a yoke and princess seams

The collar is a trench-coat type of collar with a collar stand.
Before, we go any further, are you wondering why there are only 3 buttons?  The answer is Archie.
Only this cat knows where the other two buttons are.
Moving right along, there are more buttons to be had at the local fabric shop and, thus, the jacket was finished and worn.
There were tears, curses and time-outs along the way, but that is the subject of another post.  Til then, I wish you

Happy Sewing!

38 comments:

  1. Very pretty jacket, the fabric and colors are perfect for summer.

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  2. I like it. I think this jacket will be your go-to jacket when you need a pick-me-up on a cloudy day.
    I love yokes and collars on stands.
    Good job.

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  3. ok, I am looking trying to find something wrong...??? Looks good to me. Maybe sleeves a bit long and a tad wide..but maybe that is your preference? I think it is a fun jacket, great colours and not at all conservative :) Great job!

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  4. oh no, naughty kitty!! ha!
    it looks pretty spiffy in the end, though :)

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  5. No tears/curses/time-outs to be seen on the outcome: a happy jacket. Looks very good to me.

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  6. Vicki- yes!
    All of the issues in this project came from the fabric itself. The way this fabric behaves is odd. It doesn't really drape. I can always cut the sleeves down to 3/4 length and add cuffs.

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  7. I sure hope Kitty didn't eat the buttons! Ouch!

    Your jacket is just a perfect little summer treat. Very nice work.

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  8. Love the jacket! But why is it just a "wearable muslin?" Looks like the real deal to me.

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  9. Debbie, I had never sewn this pattern before and had no idea if it would work. Too lazy to sew a muslin first :)

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  10. The body fits fine, the sleeves could use some tweaking. Superb choice of fabric. I love it.

    I wish I had your skills. I'm working on my first dress. I've been working with a sewing teacher after taking classes. We did a ruboff and after three sessions, I'm still at it, although I am very meticulous.

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  11. I love it! I've been going back and forth about a jacket similar to this in a fun floral. I even have a couple of patterns that I picked out. You've convinced me - it's in the queue!

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  12. I love the bright floral you chose and the fit looks good from here. I have learned my lesson about collar stands and never make a garment without one. Haha, your cat looks very guilty in that picture.

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  13. I love the colors on you. Archie is keeping the buttons safe for you.

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  14. Your jacket looks great in the picture. I can easily picture wearing it casually with jeans and the like.

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  15. Love it when a plan comes together! It's wonderful!

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  16. Great looking jacket. Maybe the button will mysteriously appear. Tee Hee.

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  17. I love the fabric you chose for this jacket! And the buttons will show up...well I hope they will!

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  18. That's a great jacket. I love the fabric and you look so pretty wearing it.

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  19. I love your jacket...the print is a happy print!

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  20. That's the way Archie choosed to tell you that these buttons don't help your jacket at all...
    It's a good cat. I agree with him.
    Change them!

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  21. But the jacket is lovely!
    Perfeita!
    Great job, as always...

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  22. You jacket looks wonderful. So pretty!
    Interesting seaming on the sleeves. That must be a custom design detail! Archie looks so innocent. My kitty is too dignified old and fat)to play with buttons, but she does like to help by being a pattern weight.

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  23. Congratulations: on a lovely project and that you can put this behind you. ;)

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  24. Your jacket turned out great . WHat a fun print for Summer .

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  25. Great jacket! I love that print.

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  26. Very pretty jacket, Robin. I absolutely love the colors.

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  27. I think it's great, nice fit and bright colors.

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  28. Love, love, love the colors of that jacket! BTW, did I tell you I love the colors of that jacket? LOL

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  29. I think it looks terrific! Love the print. It would also look great with white pants or skirt.

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  30. That is a happy jacket. The match of print and pattern is gorgeous, and I love it with your red dress.

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  31. Gorgeous jacket and it goes beautifully with your dress. As for Archie, how could you be cross with that face :-)

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  32. That is a very lovely jacket. Very summery.

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  33. I love this bright and cheerful jacket! And you cracked me up with naughty kitty. I hope he merely knocked them around and didn't think they looked yummy.

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  34. Archie used one button as a sort of hockey puck, which we found cute and endearing. A few days later, another button had gone missing. We figure we will find them one day, probably while vacuuming. Or maybe at night, when we are sleeping and Archie is playing hockey. No doubt, she has them stored in a safe place.

    She is the Cat in Charge at our house.

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  35. Maybe Archie is trying to lure a bower bird in for her supper? Great jacket with or without the buttons.

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  36. Very nice jacket. Wherever did you find that fabulous fabric?

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  37. Robin, the jacket is amazing! The colors are so flattering for you.

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