Friday, April 29, 2011

Sara Jacket Progressing .....

I'm progressing along with my Sara Jacket ..... here is my lining - it's rayon - I think it's called Shimmer Rayon - for reasons that are self evident. Still need to attach the sleeves.

 A couple of notes about Sherry's wisdom in this sew a long..... Seam Allowances - my pattern (Style Arc Sara Jacket)  has 1cm seam allowances and 6mm seam allowances around the neckline and around pocket pieces. Yes! The narrower allowance does make sewing much easier - she explains it all here.

The great thing about the Sara Jacket is that because it is "industry based" all of the pattern amendments that Sherry recommends have already been done - like the mitred corner on the sleeve cuff ....

 And the "steps" at the ends of some seams .....
 And I have found my new Sleeve Board absolutely fabulous ...
 Here is one of my pockets - flap and jet - hoping the other one works out as well!!! Her instructions and photographs are just perfect!
 Block fusing is the other fabulous part - here is the fusing I have used and the body and handle it gives the fabric is just wonderful!!

Anyway, you can probably see that I'm enjoying this project very much and I totally appreciate how much effort Sherry has put into it ...... just before I go, you have a little more time to get your entry in to win a Sara Jacket Pattern - leave a comment here ..... it is a Size 10.


  1. Your jacket is coming along nicely. I've been watching Sherry's instructions closely, but not sewing along. She is the best in the business! So clear - no ego.

  2. Wow you have been busy, love the lining colour and agree that Sherry's posts are amazing. I have traced my pattern and now need to make a toile to see if I like it.

  3. Great lining for your jacket and totally drooling over the pocket it is perfect....

  4. Isn't Sherry's guidance wonderful? I'm glad you were able to take advantage of her jet pocket post. Yours looks amazing. And, your jacket as a whole looks great so far.


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