First my quick projects.
Two more versions of Vogue 1261 in some sweater knit I had kicking around the place. I folded under and cover hemmed the collar, serged the rest of it up as you would normally (although you really need to set in the sleeves to make these work), and left the hem raw but with a row of cover-hemmed stitching:
I will get a lot of wear out of these and also the pants of 1264 which you have seen before and are still as comfortable.
Now on to the jacket.
Here are assorted shots which give you an idea what this pattern looks like on someone who is about 40 pounds heavier than the model, and loving it.
Now I this is what I have to say about this jacket.
First off, the all the whole thing sort of depends on those front panels lining up. I did a FBA and I am glad I did. The only closure is a giant hook and eye at the neck and if I hadn't allowed for my waist etc. and bust it would have all spread in a really apparent way.
These are the hooks and eyes I used:
They were fine but you really have to bend in the hook a bit so it stays closed.
This went together without incident, probably because I left out the pockets, which I admit would have been nice, but I just didn't have a welt pocket in pleather kind of week. Things were busy enough.
The woven sewn-in interfacing suggested is necessary as the pleather, which stretches, really needs the stability and the grain.
All in all an interesting pattern and right past the boundaries of my usual look.
An outfit like this has it's uses though.
I think it would be perfect for those meetings when I have to call in a kid and say "It seems you plagiarized." Yes, this is definitely an outfit for the plagiarism police. A badge would probably go nicely as an accessory.
Finally, here is a shot of the characters who thought we were going out the front door for a drive to the park, I did take them later of course.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon