Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pictures on me

As promised, the pictures of the jacket on me.


Excuse the jeans that are no good companion to this. And I will not post a finished jacket on my dressform anymore, I now see that yesterday's pictures don't really show it well. Even now you don't see the lines of the jacket very well.

I love the lines and the neckline, but as you can see, there are a few pleats here and there. Marji asked what the problem with fabric and interfacing was. I used Vlieseline H410 for the jacket, as I had no more of the interfacing I normally use (as in my last jacket). In the town I live this is not available, and I thought this would be enough. Either it was not, or it has to do with the lining method. I made sure the lining would not be too tight, but it just isn't working. When I used the stitch and flip technique for the first time in the class I took, I used a boucle fabric which is more forgiving probably.

The bagging techique looks more suitable for my way of working. Thank you for the information on Cecilia Podolaks book. It's on my wish list now. Does anyone know whether her method is different from the method Sandra Betzina describes?

A picture of the FBA I did on this jacket.

Now I had a photographer (DD), she also made pictures of the Knip blouse. Alanina asked whether I wanted to make the skirt too, and the answer is yes, I plan to make it soon.


And a last picture, not of a project of mine, but an inspiration I found. Origami/folded leather bag by Bottega Veneta. With a price of $ 2750 far beyond what I ever could pay for a bag (it's sold out), but I like it. Don't know if I ever do something with this idea, but liked to share.


  1. That's too bad the jacket isn't exactly as you wanted - it still looks nice on you though, as it fits well. I do love the white blouse. The bag is to die for, and wouldn't be too hard to figure out.

  2. Sigrid .- showed that good that made garments. I love the jacket. is timeless and very lightly. He sent this web of Barcelona. It is a signature handbags with designs similar to that you showed. I'm sure you will like. Best wishes, Paco

  3. I think that the jacket is very nice. Bagging a lining was written about in Threads Magazine:

  4. Your jacket looks nice Sigrid and I love your blouse.

    I can't comment on Cecila's book but the Palmer/Pletsch "Jackets For Real People" has an extensive section on bagging a lining. It's the same method as Sandra but in far more detail.

    The thing I like about the P/P book is it also shows you how to alter your pattern pieces plus gives several variations to suit your own personal preference. The book in general is a very good reference if you like to sew jackets and one I would highly recommend. It's an update to their Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring book first published in 1977, where I first learnt about bagging a lining. HTH

  5. Sigrid, your jacket looks really good.

    I'm not familiar with the two bagging methods you've mentioned, but the next time I make a jacket, I plan to use Kathleen Fasanella's bagging tutorial. I've had great success with other techniques she's shared, so I'll try hers when the time comes. Kathleen's blog is at She has a two-part series. If you want to check it out, search for "bagging tutorial". If the entries don't show up on the initial list, just click on the older entries link.

  6. I can't see the pleats and folds on the jacket, it looks like it fits you very well. That white blouse is my favorite, it's absolutely gorgeous.
    And regarding lisab's comment, I swear by Kathleen's bagging tutorial. I'll post soon a garment made using this tutorial. I can tell I'll never use another method again.

  7. Lovely jacket Sigrid, it looks well on you. I'm sorry you are not 100% satisfied with this project - this certainly bespeaks your high standards, as this is truly a nice jacket! But I understand.

  8. I have all three books and I will compare the methods and let you know. The big difference between the Palmer Pletsch method is how the lining is attached to the front bottom facing and Podolak's method requires a back neck facing. I found that Podolak's book had better instructions and more pictures than SB has so it is easier to understand.

  9. Sigrid... I am so much looking forward to seeing the jacket on you. I looks wonderful. I feel like a super turtle looking at how fast you sew. Maybe I spend to much time in the metro commuting, while you finish working and your sewing machine is waiting for you only 4 steps away. As usual, your blog is a great source of inspiration.

  10. The jacket looks nice on you (and the blouse looks awesome too!)

    That's a lovely bag. I think it wouldn't be too difficult to knock off