Starlet Suit Jacket

by ErikaMadeIt on March 20, 2012 · 13 comments

in Jackets

As soon as I heard about the Sew Retro: Starlet Suit Jacket course, from Gretchen Hirsch, on Craftsy, I was in. Gertie (of blog for better sewing fame) designed a retro inspired fitted jacket, and instructional course to go along with it. I used all the couture hand tailoring techniques including, padstitching the lapel and collar, welt pockets, and bound buttonholes. I am very proud of the way it came together, thanks to Gertie it really does look couture! See more about the Starlet Suit Jacket on my blog : ErikaMadeIt.

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Damia March 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Great job!!! The color and fit are fab-u-lous!


Michelle March 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm

It looks WONDERFUL! And, I really like your skirt?dress?


Katherine March 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Great fit! Jackets are tough and you really knocked this out of the park! Remember to send Gertie a pic so she can see what you made :)


Foster March 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

That is so cute! I have only finished the first part of the Starlet Jacket videos. You inspire me.


Reana Louise March 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Oh my god you made it! This is the first ‘in the wild’ version I’ve seen, and I’ve got to say you’re definitely setting the bar high!


Kristin March 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm



Lynn March 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Wow – nice job!


Stephanie March 21, 2012 at 5:59 am

Your jacket is absolutely lovely!


Anonymous March 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm

LOVELY!! The jacket looks so professional, and the fit is spot on. I also love the color. I have a jacket all cut and ready to go, but had been hesitating about making it. Now that I’ve seen your finished jacket, it inspires me to move the jacket up on my future project list.


learningnewtricks March 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Oops! I forgot to sign in on my post! I was anonymous — LOVELY! etc.


Salma March 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

It looks so beautiful on you! I can’t wait to get started on mine!


Amy March 22, 2012 at 12:26 am

It’s lovely! I can’t believe you’ve already finished the class. I’m signed up, but I don’t think I’ll have time to start until the end of April. I’m so excited to see a finished version of the jacket. It really does look great on you!


Selena Mcintyre March 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

The jacke is nice ,but it need pressing.


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