jacket

Thanks to a sew along (Fearless February over at tenthousandsewinghours.blogspot.com) I finally made my hubby Le Smoking Jacket in a brocade (see below)! It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be but is definitely not for beginners as the cutting/piecing instructions are only so-so. I even put the black contrasting ends in the [...]

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When I first found this pattern in a pile I purchased for my Etsy shop, I knew it was destined to be a “hold-back.” You’ve gotta keep some of the things you love for yourself, right? I wanted to use it to make a modern denim jacket with retro details, so altered the pattern to [...]

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Hello, here I am again. I’ve been neglecting my blog and online presence for too long now, but I have been sewing quite a bit, in my defense – and also put myself on a very healthy ban on frantic last-minute sewing of overly ambitious party outfits. My stress levels are down (slightly) and my [...]

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It is jacket weather for sure in the UK and a damn fine excuse to put this pattern to work. It has been patient enough! Such a simple one to make but beware, there is a lot of hand-sewing involved which makes it very time consuming. I used an inexpensive wool blend for the outer [...]

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So here’s a modern take on a military-esque jacket with a mod twist that I just finished: Back in 2008, I made a group of 5 jacket patterns with my original intent to sell them on Etsy and this was one of the jackets I made almost completely with the exception of buttonholes and sewn [...]

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I’ve been working on this early 60s coat for awhile and I finished the hand stitching this weekend. Initially it had a collar but I didn’t have enough fabric to make a full front facing so off came the collar! The fit is similar to the 50s style car coats – it’s shapeless and only [...]

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I finished a UFO that got stuck right after the first fitting, oh, about seven or eight years ago. That calls for celebration, doesn’t it? It’s a fitted suit jacket, aiming for a 40′s silhouette, and it was left unfinished because tailoring is, or was, kind of intimidating; but I really love the fabric, a [...]

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I would like to begin my first project sometimes no pocket is. For it I have picked out to myself a wonderful jacket for which I can use up material. a little nervously I am already and also uncertainly what the inside feed concerns, is brighter or dark material better for the construction material him [...]

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Hi! I just finished Burda 8995. It’s a sweet sixties inspired sheath dress with a shortie jacket top. This pattern is no longer in print, but it is not old. This was a great pattern to work with, and both the dress and the jacket were easy to make. The cotton barkcloth fabric heightens the [...]

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