Monday, July 28, 2008

New Look 6788 - The Jacket

No, I didn't finish it yet! *LOL* But I wanted to do an update on the jacket progress while it's still fresh in my mind...and I'm going to be really busy at work for the next week so I probably won't blog again until the weekend...

This is where is where I stopped on the jacket:



The buttons aren't on yet...just doing a button check to see which ones I like the best. I did add a few things to the jacket that the pattern doesn't call for...all the seams are bound instead of just serge finished. I also added a center back seam to the jacket...it provided more opportunities for fit and I like the way a jacket hangs on me better with a center back seam.



I used the saddle stitch on my sewing machine for topstitching...and I topstitched everything including the darts. Hey it's a gray jacket and it is a little boring looking...

Also I decided to add patch pockets to the front like the JJill inspiration jacket after taking pics of the jacket front because it just looked toooo basic!

Finally I thought that I would share my topstitching tip with you. So how do I get perfect topstitching? 3/4" transparent scotch tape and directional stitching...I lay the tape right down the center of the seam and I stitch on either side of the tape...making sure that I stitch from the top of the garment to the bottom on both sides of the seam...no rippling of the fabric that way.

Like I said before I won't be posting much this week...so I hope you have a good one and I will see you on the weekend!!!!

14 comments:

  1. I enjoy your blog... I have to check it out each day to see what you've been up to. I'm with you, patterns are "just patterns". No one says that we have to make them the way it says in the instructions! Change is a good thing, it's more individualized too. Good idea about the tape. I may have to try that one!
    Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Great start to the new capsule :)

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  3. The jacket is looking beautiful, I can't wait to see it on you!

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  5. Thank you so much for the top stitching tip, it's a really good idea!

    P.S sorry about the deleted comments, I was having trouble with Blogger.

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  6. The tape thing! So simple! it works! I love it!! Gosh I love your blog!!!

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  7. I like the jack and it's not even finished yet. I also like the idea of using the center back seam for fitting purposes. Thanks for the top stitching tip!

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  8. On your Janome MC8000 which stitch did you use for the saddle stitching? Thanks

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  9. The jacket is looking good and thanks for the great tip for topstitching!

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  10. That jacket pattern is WAY TOO CUTE! I'll need to pick it up and I can't wait to see your finished product!

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  11. that is a cute jacket...I like the center seam idea. It gives a nice visual.

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  12. I'm drooling over your jacket in progress. Thanks for topstitching tip.

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  13. this is really lovely! I really want to start sewing in a coordinated way rather than one off pieces that don't go together. I had better search your blog for the capsule concept! If you haven't posted on that yet, can you consider it?

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