Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Finished white linen jacket

I would be modeling this for you, but after a single wearing, it is in the wash.  Of course! White will always be a risky color to wear, but I love my new jacket. 

I pre-washed the linen in hot water & a hot dryer 3 times before I sewed it. That way I can always wash the jacket without fear of shrinkage. I linked the bodice with a very light, semi-sheer white lining and left the sleeves unlined.

Pattern used: Vogue 7764 (Out of Print)
I first sewed this in February 2011 in a tightly woven wool denim.

Changes I made were to omit the vents on the center back seams of the back and the peplum, and I left off the pockets because I was so short on fabric.  I squeezed a sleeveless tank top out of the yardage, too.



Hope you are doing alright and getting some sewing in!  The seasons will be changing soon and time to shift gears.

Happy sewing!

24 comments:

  1. Great piece! Yay for the mojo!!

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  2. Love this jacket! Hope all is going well for you. This week I re-read my Vogue Patterns mag with your editor message and feel so sad that you won't be continuing in that position - such a loss for all of us.

    Karen in Houston

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  3. Very cute, Robin and I bet it's really flattering on! Those darts and peplum must make it fit beautifully. Yay to see you sewing again!

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  4. Very lovely jacket. Wonderful job.

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  5. Very cute jacket. Light colours are always an issue but worth it :)

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  6. My word this is nice. Love the stylish but not too formal look.

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  7. Beautiful jacket. Too bad we didn't get to see it on you - even dirty! It's a great summery piece, especially without lining throughout.

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  8. This is beautiful-the peplum is such a great length.

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  9. lovely jacket which I am sure you will get ton's of wear from.

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    1. LOL, tons of wear and tons of washing! but yes, I think you are right :)

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  10. Wonderful and welcome back!! You're really sewing again. Yea!!!!! Great choice on the buttons by the way.

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  11. Great jacket! I'm working on a tunic and I have a dress cut out for a wedding I have in November. Big sewing plans in my head, but need the time to put it into action!LOL

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  12. Great jacket Robin. I love jackets that are not tailored, but are still fitted and jacket like. Does that make sense? Anyway, it's wonderfully done.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful jacket. Great work. It will be a perfect wardrobe addition. Thanks for the washing three times in hot tip. I'm getting ready to try a few things in linen, and although I always pre-wash, I don't think I would have thought about doing it in hot to prevent garment shrinkage. (big duh on me) Cheers!

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  14. Love it. Definitely a classic workhorse addition to the wardrobe. You'll get miles of wear from this. The nice thing about linen is the more you wash it the lovelier it gets, taking on a nice patina. Great job, Robin.

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    1. thank you bunny, this is a particularly nice piece of linen that I saved for a good pattern.

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  15. White linen and a peplum. I'm in love!

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  16. It looks great! It'll be a wardrobe staple for sure.

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  17. I love that you got two pieces out of the fabric! And the jacket looks fantastic on your model...:)

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  18. Very nice jacket, glad to see you sewing and blogging again regularly.
    I had a white linen jacket in mind for this summer, but it will remain in the closet for yet another year.

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  19. Beautiful!

    It is so nice to have your posts to look forward to again.

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