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A second time

I don’t often make patterns with special details twice for the obvious reason that when it’s that special, one item is enough in the closet. I’m making an exception for this jacket that I made this summer.

I like the style very much and have worn it regularly. Recently I bought a deep purple ponte with the intention to make a jacket, but I didn’t exactly know which pattern I wanted to use. I came around this pattern and thought that as I had invested so much time in making the pattern and liking the result so much, it was worth another one in a winter color. So that’s what I started with. I’ll share a few photos of the process.

The back has a ‘back stay’ from silk organza. As all seams are shaped it wasn’t easy to make a stay in one piece and instead of making a stay with seams I used the silk organza as extra layer in the back pieces. Perhaps not the right way to do it, hope it works.

All front pieces are interfaced. I don’t interface the seam allowances for two reasons: reducing bulk is the main reason, the other that it costs a lot of extra fabric to cut with seam allowances.

The front, the picture is made a bit lighter to show the details. It really is a very dark purple that looks almost black in the photos.

This was good progress the last two days. It will take a few more days with sewing time to complete and I’m hopeful that I’ll have enough time to complete it within a week.

Comments

  1. I'm not surprised the pink jacket has been so successful, the style and fit are gorgeous on you. The Winter version looks lovely too and the detail is fabulous... top-stitching perfection!!

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  2. Love the design! It's perfect for making several. Great job at the bound pockets

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  3. I'd be doubling up to if I had such a great fitted jacket pattern.

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  4. I'm sure you'll enjoy the sewing all the more, knowing that the pattern works.

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  5. It is always good to reuse a pattern. So much work was put into making it just so. This jacket will be quite different in look.

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  6. Gorgeous color. I agree it's good to make another for winter after all the work you put into perfecting the fit of this pattern.

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  7. Love it,when I saw your first result I was so inspired that I intend to make this jacket for a friend...

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  8. Having seen the first one in person,and all of the detail and work you've done on it this makes so much sense. The jacket fits perfectly and I love the style. Love this fabric too.

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  9. I often reuse a pattern specially when friends or some people I know ask me to make the same cloth for a different color. I think the jacket would look great on that color, what kind of dressmaking fabric did you use?

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