Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jacket V8124 photos... finally!

OK I don't have much to say about this pattern. You can see in the photos I am pretty chuffed about how this jacket has turned out. In case you haven't been following this - I made this jacket in a class with Felicity of For Frock's Sake. This class gave me the confidence I needed to tackle a project like this. The only differences I made to the pattern was to do real double welt pockets with flaps and a bound buttonhole. We also learnt how to do the shoulders properly and how to bag the lining. The pattern itself was well drafted and came together well.
ETA - Review is finally done - here if you wish to read it.

I so enjoyed making this jacket that when Felicity was talking about making a Chanel style jacket I said I would love to do a course in making one. So lo and behold in July a series of classes will be run and I had to run out and get a pattern and some fabric as I was so excited...

Yummy, yummy fabric from Gardams - the most expensive I have ever bought!

I am not sewing heaps at the moment (you can probably tell by the lack of posts) but I am making another version of McCalls 5138.

Tomorrow my best bud and I are heading to the big smoke to go the Stitches & Craft Show, spend the night at a hotel and then another day of shopping - bliss!

Watch out Brisbane - Sue & Caity are hitting the town - Woo Hoo!


  1. Great jacket Sue! YOu have done a fabulous job, you must be VERY proud of yourself. Doing it through a sewing class is such a good idea for learning the right way of doing things. I had a look at the pattern envelope (OOP) and you have made an elegant jacket out of a most uninspiring drawing!


    Sue, your jacket looks abso-freakin'-lutely FABULOUS!!
    Perfect with jeans and I can't wait to see it with a skirt as well. GO YOU!!! (And YAY Felicity, too!)

    YOU BOUGHT THAT FABRIC FOR THE CHANEL!! Sorry I'm yelling, I'm super excited about this - now, you HAVE to bring a swatch with you to Brissy, cos - the classic Chanel suit has a silk shirt that goes with it, and that same silk is traditionally used to line the jacket. So we HAVE to at least look for the perfect fabric!

    OMG I am soooo excited!!

  3. Totally love the jacket! It kind of gets me excited for my tuxedo-style UFO.

  4. Nice job! I've made that Vogue pattern and am very happy with it. Good luck!

  5. Great jacket - it really shows off your shapely trim figure - Cat1

  6. Congratulations, the jacket looks wonderful and very elegant!

  7. Congrats! It is beatifully done and really suits you well.


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