Sunday, August 03, 2008

New Look 6788 - Finished

The jacket is the cornerstone of the new wardrobe that I am constructing. And taking a leap of faith, I used another New Look pattern...actually my experience with this one was pretty good. Probably because I was expecting a hard time and actually made allowances for it with this pattern.

Here is a pic of the finished jacket over a tank top and a pair of black linen pants from my closet:



Changes to the pattern:

~Added a center back seam

~Added topstitching - alot, alot of topstitching to the jacket using the Saddle Stitch on my Janome 8000 - Stitch #17.

~Added patch pockets to the front of the jacket instead of the inseam side pockets with the pocket flap on the side. Also added buttonholes and buttons to the pockets

~Added more buttons to the front of the jacket than what is suggested

Pattern Alterations:

~Normal bicep alteration to the sleeve; created a longer sleeve band due to the bicep alteration

~Inserted an inch to both the front & back pieces by slashing and spreading

Some pics:

Jacket inside out so you can see the finishing...rayon seam tape bound seams



Topstitching on sleeve


Yoked front with button


Jacket hanging and buttoned


A back view:



The next piece that I'm working on is the pants. Then I think I am going to work on a different dress...well the dress will go with this collection but it was not in the original plan. The McCalls dress will also stay in the collection, I just got an idea for something a little different and I wanted to include it. The pieces in the collection are a little fluid right now! *smile*

However, this is a great jacket and will work with many other pieces in my wardrobe. I don't know if I will make it again because it is pretty distinctive. Also each blouse/top will have to be carefully considered before construction because the neckline is pretty wide on the jacket and it will be important to strike just the right balance. So I did use a new pattern and hopefully New Look will grade more of their patterns up to a size 22 or larger.

31 comments:

  1. thats cute! I need to start on my jackets, it'll be cold her before i know it

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  2. The finishing is just perfect. Great way to start your new collection!

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  3. Very cute! Love that jacket!

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  4. Very nice! It is a bit different that the usual corporate style but still very professional. The colour is nice and soft too.

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  5. Very nice! The neckline is very flattering.

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  6. Great new jacket! I can't wait to see all the new projects that this wardrobe will bring.

    I, too, am thinking about fall sewing now. I think it may be time to pack it in for summer garments, but I'll see how I feel over the next little while.

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  7. Very pretty jacket, Carolyn, I like the style on you. The topstitching looks fantastic.

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  8. WOW Carolyn! I love your jacket and the topstitching you added! Very cute on you!!

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  9. This looks very nice on you. I like the topstitching you added and the bound seams. I would love to know where you get your rayon seam tape and if there are other uses for it. It's not something I can purchase locally. Thanks.

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  10. Gorgeous jacket! I love your fall sewing. We have had a nonsummer, so fall sewing will just depress me more. Your wardrobe is so inspiring, I am just going to have to get over it and get going!

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  11. Love the new jacket! It looks really nice on you.

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  12. Judging by the first piece, I'm really going to like the new collection. Love the topstitching and sleeve length, and the shape of the neckline is very flattering.

    Can't wait to see the next piece.

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  13. The jacket is so pretty. Great workmanship.

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  14. Wow! That jacket is perfect. I love it, everything about it. Will you sew for me? g

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  15. I like your added topstitching. It's really nice and gives the jacket that extra flair. Great job!

    Keep up the good work!

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  16. I'm looking forward to seeing this wardrobe develop. The jacket is a fabulous beginning. I don't see why you can't have several of this jacket. Contrasting neckband, different shaped sleeves, pockets, etc. can make it fresh and new again.

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  17. What a wonderful addition to your wardrobe! I agree with Sherril don't stop with one. Great jacket.

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  18. Topstitching and your inside finishing are bee-yoo-tee-ful! Nice jacket Ms. Carolyn!

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  19. Very nice jacket. I agree with you that a center back seam makes a jacket fit better. As usual, stellar work; an inspiration for us all.

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  20. What a cute jacket! I just love that shape on you.

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  21. Great jacket! For some reason, your pictures don't enlarge when I click them. I couldn't tell if you used the triple straight stitch for your top stitching. Did you?

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  22. I love the jacket and the workmanship!

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  23. The jacket came out great! by the way thanx for the kind words.

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  24. I really like your jacket, it looks really great on you!

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  25. Stylin'!! I love this look on you. May have to get this pattern just because.

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  26. I keep coming back to admire this jacket! Beautiful! Looking forward to the next piece in this collection.

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  27. I love the jacket and I'm thinking of making one for my Fall wardrobe. I found the saddle stitch on my 8000. I think I'll use it on some of my garments. Great work!!

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  28. That jacket is SO adorable. I've already saved that pattern in my "Patterns I want" file. Maybe someday...

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  29. Love the jacket! I have this pattern and was going to make it (and the dress) but now that I'm working at home for the interim, it got put to the back burner. Sigh. I was really enjoying making dressier clothes with the thought that I'd actually be wearing them. So I'm back to dressing up vicariously through you and sewing tee shirts for me.

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  30. Love the topstitching (saddle stitching) on this jacket. Your details are mahvelous, always.

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