Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jacket New Look 6799

A boxy little jacket .... now my figure type might normally preclude me from a jacket of this design, but, as we do, I fell in love with the picture on the envelope ....And in my imagination I will look exactly like this lovely lady when I make the brown dress to match .......
Tweed fabric from The Fabric Store in Surry Hills, Sydney ..... I matched all checks as best I could ....

I used plastic press studs to fasten the jacket - so the front buttons are purely decorative - rather than have big ugly buttonholes through the thick fabric....
After I washed the fabric I decided to not line the jacket - it wasn't stiff or scratchy and since it was designed to be worn over a summer dress - I didn't want another layer of fabric on the jacket. All raw edges were bound with Satin Bias Trim - Hong Kong Style - no less!
A little time consuming - but otherwise good - it fits me nicely as well - I cut a 12, the dress will be 14 ..... don't hold your breath waiting for a post about it ..... it won't happen over night, but it WILL happen!


  1. Its beautifully made. The fabric is great too.

  2. Gorgeous! Such fine sewing! can't wait to see the dress to match!

  3. Bound satin seams! How fancy!

  4. Hmmm.... I think New Look should be paying you for advertising. I'm feeling awfully inspired by that dress pattern....

  5. What a stylish jacket Gay!! The inside looks gorgeous with the satin binding.


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