Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jacket done

Yesterday I finished the jacket, I had to buy buttons and as they had to be simple black, that was no problem. It's a comfortable jacket, but I should have thought about the open neckline more. I can see why some of you have this made or cut for summer wardrobes. So Carolyn, something to take into consideration!

My solution is wearing this with a turtleneck shirt, which I bought today. I can't tell you how lucky I was: it was in a sale in a good store, beautiful quality. The neck is not too tight (I don't really like turtlenecks) and the length was long! Especially the last point always gives me trouble in RTW. Mostly the tops and blouses are cut so short, that I feel uncomfortable or even cold.

When spring comes, I can wear this jacket with another top underneath that has no or short sleeves, but not now, it's freezing here.

Two little details:

I bagged the lining (how easy this is, I've done it only once before, and didn't even refer to my book again!) and did a decorative topstitching in the center back seam of which Tany is the inventor. It's been copied by many, and now by me too.

Though my sewing machine could be an embroidery machine too, I did not buy the software for that. And never will, as I don't embroider my clothes (or anything else for that matter). But it has two kinds of alphabet's too, and in the lining I sewed my name. I should investigate the possibilities for some real labels. It gives a nice finishing touch.

28 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Sigrid thanks for the tip! I was making my jacket to go over a dress and it is so far down the project list that I hope I get to it before spring! :)

I really like the details you included in your jacket. It is very pretty!

Christina said...

Beautiful jacket! I'm glad you found the perfect shirt to wear with it, and on sale (I love bargain hunting).

snow said...

Sigrid I love your jacket ,you did a great job. I especially like that you stitched your name in the lining, my Viking does that I'm going to do that the next lining I make.
Happy New Year 2009!

Lindsay T said...

Nice! I'd say this jacket really turned out well, Sigrid.

designdreamer said...

Love the jacket. I bought this pattern eons ago, and still want to make it! The fabric is beautiful. Do you have a Bernina 1630?

Kat said...

Your version is lovely! I remember when I made this the first time, I made the neck opening about a 1/2" smaller. Then felt on subsequent versions that I could handle the original neckline. I think it really depends on taste and style. (And weather, of course! Even think I lengthened the 3/4" sleeves a little, but I definitely lengthened the bodice by about 3-3.5 inches. Your hemline is an attractive length, but mine sure wasn't on my muslin.

cidell said...

I adore the decorative top stitch! I gotta do that. Nice jacket and I love the neckline.

Shannon said...

I have had this jacket on my to-do list for a while now - thanks for the tip about the collar. Your version is great - I love the little details - it always adds so much!

Carol said...

Very pretty jacket. I love the fabric and your finishing touches make it very special. It's a great wardrobe addition and for a subtropical climate like my home, it's the perfect winter jacket. I'm in the midst of lining a jacket and I think I might just have to steal the idea of the embroidered topstitching.
Happy New Year to you, as well!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sigrid,
After serious computer problems (like a dead computer!) I lost your blog and just took the trouble to search it out again. I'm so happy to find you. You mention the Fibonocci idea in your last post--a knitting book was published recently with this title, and I was excited to see what the author meant. Not much, actually. She just used the sequence to put stripes of varying rows in a scarf, and similar uses. Dear me, what an amazing idea. I was very disappointed. I know I'm getting old (63) and have read and studied a lot, but I do feel many US magazines and books are absurdly elementary in their ideas, and quite incomplete in their instructions. That's one reason I love getting access to ideas from other countries on the web. So, all about me...but really to say I love your blog. Best wishes for a great new year, Kate in Oregon

Teddylyn said...

I love your jacket and the interior (secret) details just make it so much more personal! Cute style for now with the t neck and for spring with a tank or t under! It looks very up-to-date and I know you will enjoy wearing it!

Of course, it would be perfect for our local weather today!

Lynda in LV

KayB said...

Yeah, this style is quite a cute one and the jacket turned out great - I especially like the little details on the lining :-)

Shelly said...

Wow that's a beautiful jacket!

Susan said...

What a wonderful jacket. Very pretty.

Cennetta said...

Lovely jacket. I've had this pattern in my collection for a while. May be I try it out this Spring. The added detail is a great way to personalize your garment.
Thanks,
C

Alana said...

Cute jacket!

Laura said...

The jacket looks lovely. I think I had that pattern for a while and then gave it away; I should have kept it!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous jacket! I'm so behind in blog reading, but went back through many posts and see the gorgeous lingerie you'd made (WOW) and all the other pretty garments. I will try better to stay on top of my reading, I've missed lots of great posts. Happy New Year! :-)

Lori said...

Great jacket, Sigrid, and such nice details. Happy New Year.

Summerset said...

The little details really make for a great jacket. I also love the versatility of the jacket - that you can wear it so many ways in different seasons.

Nancy W. said...

Your jacket looks great and I love the extra details. it's freezing here too, so its warm wool coats for now, but spring always seems to come before we know it.

Tany said...

Sigrid, your jacket looks wonderful!

As a side note, I'm not to credit on the lining embroidery; that idea came from Dawn (The Secret Pocket) who wrote an article about using embroidery in some unusual ways - a nice way to take advantage of some of the features of electronic SMs!

Vicki said...

Cute, very cute! It looks so good over the black turtleneck.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Very nice outfit! The jacket turned out great and Good choice with the black turtleneck.
I love the embroidery details too.I always finish my coat/jacket hems and around kick pleats with an embroidery stitch. It just sets the garment apart from RTW and gives it a personal touch :)

Alexandra said...

Your jacket is beautiful! I love the little decorative stitching detail.

toy said...

beautiful, I love how it looks on your, great fabric too

paco peralta said...

Sigrid .- this jacket was beautiful, really. You have to choose wisely their fabrics, and this is very appropriate for the model. Congratulations, you enjoy. greetings, Paco

Linda said...

I love the jacket!!! Like the special touch to the inside.