Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Methinks I like My New Jacket
Sewing time for me has been at a premium lately, and this jacket has been a long time in the making. But it's finished, and I like it.
The pattern I used is Vogue 8480--a pattern with a lot of pieces. I did sew a muslin first and made a few alterations based on the muslin. I altered the shoulder seams to eliminate gaping around the armholes, and I lengthened the sleeves and reduced the amount of flare in the sleeves.
This jacket was somewhat of a challenge for me, particularly the collar stand, notch collar and lapel. But the instructions were well-written and thorough. I just followed along, step by step, and was so pleased that everything went together so nicely.
My favorite part about the jacket is the inside--the part that won't be seen when I'm wearing the jacket. A new technique for me, I made Hong Kong finishes on the seam allowance using a bright pink fabric. I'd wear the jacket inside out if I dared...um, maybe not, but I do so like the seams.
You can read my more thorough review of this pattern at pattern review if you're interested. : )
Next on the sewing agenda: spring and summer clothes for Emily. It seems like just yesterday that I sewed Emily her fall/winter wardrobe, but she just doesn't stop growing.