Saturday, June 1, 2013

I’m pleased with the result


This is a very picture heavy post. The pictures will tell most of the story anyway. This jacket started with an e-mail from Claudia Sträters shop (sorry if you were expecting a pattern number now). One of the e-mails I will open and almost always follow the link to their website. The style of their clothes often appeal to me and I do have a few pieces in my closet as well.
I loved the lines of this jacket, but it was only sold in yellow and bright pink, not my colors at all.


Time to think about making it to a pattern. I worked on it for one evenening and threw the result in the waste paper bin. Next day I tried again, now using this OOP Vogue 1040 jacket with shoulder princess seams to start with.

Combining it with the center front and lapel from this Burda jacket.


This draft made it to a muslin, based on which I decided to alter the roll line of the lapel and the back still had a bit too much flare.

Part of the pattern drafting:

These were only the pieces for the body part, not the sleeves.
At this point I was very enthousiastic about it and had to leave it alone for going on holiday. Couldn’t wait to continue after I returned.

The finished result. Photo’s show more irregularities than shown in real life. I’m very, very pleased with this jacket. Valerie (a sewing friend) heard it in my voice on the phone yesterday. There were some judgement calls during the process, the seam ripper was used but nothing stopped me of enjoying the process and the result. Next project will be a little less complex I think.

44 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

I love your cute. I love the style.

L said...

Grr...Blogger ate my comment.

Sigrid, your jacket is absolutely GORGEOUS! You did a wonderful job knocking off this jacket. The fit is fantastic and the colour looks great on you. You did a wonderful job!

Jenn said...

Wow....That's a beautiful jacket. I love the colour and the lines.

Mrs K said...

Just beautiful! I love the lines and it looks so good on you.

Aline said...

It is stunning, I really love it too! You're quite right to be pleased with the result, the jacket looks great on you (great color!) and the finish as well as the fit are sooo perfect.

Ruta said...

Very well done, just beautiful!
B.r.

corina said...

Wauw dat is een mooi jasje geworden, hier zul je heel veel plezier van hebben. Mooie kleur en ook mooie belijning.

Corina

Robyn said...

Beautiful detail, unique styling, and that color is amazing on you. If I made something this perfect for me, I would wear it every day. This jacket is impressive in so many ways! Thanks for blogging your process!

badmomgoodmom said...

Wow! I admire your persistence and beautiful work.

Linda T said...

You should be proud. It's beautiful!

Kimberly said...

I am in love with your jacket. I'm tempted to try to recreate it myself except that I know I won't have an opportunity to wear it since I am in a warm area and have 3 kids 5 and under. Even so I'm filled with admiration at how beautiful it turned out.

thestitchery said...

Good work, Sigrid! It looks wonderful on you, too

Mary Nanna said...

What a great job you did - I love the way the welt pockets are integrated into the overall design. It's very clever! The front lapels are a really pleasing shape too - well done you.

pdiddly said...

wow fantastic job - beautiful

Kathi G said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. It looks just like the original version. You did a wonderful job. What kinds of fabric is this? Wool? Knit?

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M-C said...

You're funny how you always resolve to make something easier at the end of those big projects :-). But this jacket is fabulous indeed, and the color does suit very well. Congratulations!!

Vicki said...

Great job on copying the original. Love all the seaming. Beautiful!

katherine h said...

What a mammoth effort! This jacket looks amazing on you. I love the colour and the style lines and you have sewn it beautifully.

meli88a said...

What a beautiful jacket. I'm impressed with your design skill and the construction looks amazing.

Valerie said...

Very nice design lines and a great jacket. You now have a great knock off pattern to use again if you need to. Well done.

DawnSSL said...

Beautiful jacket. You did a great job at drafting a perfect knock-off!

Dilliander said...

Gosh this is so clever Sigrid!! The finished jacket with the gorgeous seaming and sleeve cuff details is simply stunning, a perfect knock-off in every way :) The style/colour really suits you and looks fantastic.

valerie said...

so you.... wonderful

Katharine said...

I am blown away--you look fantastic! That is the perfect spring ans summer salmon pink on you. Gorgeous. Ilove how you set it off with a the pale trousers and pearls. You sparkle in this. Plus it is such a technically complex jacket, even without the massive pattern combining and redrafting, and it fits you perfectly. Stunning! This is Katharine in Brussels, not her husband Bruno :)

Bunny said...

This is gorgeous, Sigrid, and what an amazing effort to knock off the original. You pulled it off and then some. The color and fit are wonderful on you. Beautiful.

beckster said...

Words fail me! This is gorgeous, and the fact that you did it as a knockoff is really impressive. I would be so proud if I could do something like this. Bravo!

asisewit said...

Your jacket is stunning. Love the lines! ~Teri

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

fantastic, love it, the seaming is great and that welt pocket is such a cool detail. also great color.

Tia Dia said...

Wow. The details on this jacket are amazing. It looks fantastic on you!

Linda said...

Great job!! Great looking jacket; really like the style.

Nancy K said...

The jacket is gorgeous! The details are wonderful, especially the sleeve buttonholes which one does not see on anything by very high end rtw. It's a very flattering style for you as is the color. I think that you'll get lots of wear out of this.

Vernelle Nelson said...

That was a whole lot of work, but well worth the effort. Your jacket is beautiful... and a great fit too!

SEWN said...

I love the jacket. All that seaming is gorgeous. Well done!

AllisonC said...

You should be pleased with it, fantastic details and it really does look like the inspiration jacket.

Rose said...

Lovely!

Savvysista said...

Wow Sigrid. The jacket is amazing. I love the seam details. It's not a knock-off, the original was an inspiration! :-)

crystalpleats said...

What a great version of the original you made. Love your color choice, as well. Fits perfectly.

Melissa Fehr Trade said...

Gorgeous gorgeous, gorgeous jacket! I can see how you fell in love with those seamlines, because I'm totally smitten too! Total respect for doing so much redrafting on it, wow!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is so gorgeous! The seaming highlighted by perfect topstitching is a real triumph. I'm glad you are proud of it, because you ought to be bursting!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Wow it is so beautiful. You did an amazing job duplicating this jacket. You should be so very proud :)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Wow it is so beautiful. You did an amazing job duplicating this jacket. You should be so very proud :)

senaSews said...

Beautiful jacket in such a nice color. Great job!

Sew Lady Sew! said...

This is so beautiful!