Tuesday, November 05, 2013

60s Inspired Wool Boucle Jacket

I found this awesome wool boucle on the Third Floor of Mood's NYC store.  I know people have favorite sections of the store but me, I love the third floor because it's magical!  You never know what you'll find there and every time I climb the stairs, I find the most amazing treats.

To be honest, I've had this piece for a minute.  When Todd pulled it off the rack for me, I squealed with joy because not only is it a beautiful creamy medium weight boucle but it's also backed with interfacing. And yes, Lauren this is the piece that I tried, begged & pleaded with you to buy but you passed.  Ummm, next time you'll listen to me about everything, right?!  *LOL*

Peoples when I find a fabric that's backed with interfacing it's like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.  It's like the Holy Grail of fabrics - one to be wished and hoped for...to be ever in search of...because a pre-fused piece of fabric is so wonderful to work with that like a druggie looking for a fix...I'm constantly in search of it!  *LOL*

Now I know you think I'm being extreme but I'm not...cause I purchased 2.5 yards of this loveliness...


...and this is what I made!




Patterns used to make this jacket ~
Vogue 2285 - circa 1999 and vintage 60s Simplicity 5144



Notions ~
White bemberg lining
Black & White polka dot silk used in the faux pockets 
White rayon seam tape
3/4" shoulder pads

All of the construction details regarding the sewing of this jacket are included in this post.  I didn't make any changes from my first version of this jacket but it was wonderful having a road map to assist me with it.  I made this one closer to the pattern envelope's illustration...not including any closures.  My original version did have closures on it ~ buttons backed with fabric covered snaps.



The thing I love the most about this jacket is the faux welt pockets with the black polka dot fabric inserts.  Aren't they kewl?  Of course, the instruction sheet for the Vintage Simplicity Pattern explains exactly how to accomplish this so that even a newbie could handle making these.  It's one of the things I love about vintage patterns, they have the kewlest details that really make the finished garment special.


Here is a close up of the details of the jacket modeled on Lulu.  Not only is this jacket on trend ~ vanilla is hot, hot, hot for fall/winter ~ but it goes with so many garments already living in my closet.  Another plus!  And doesn't that pin look fantastic with the jacket?!  I have loads of pins collected over the years that will work well with the jacket too.



A few more pictures of the jacket in action...




Thanks for all of the photography tips on my last post. I will be putting them to good use. Amy & Marce I will remember about direct sunlight but all that talk about lens was like alien speak to me!  LOL!  And here I thought direct sunlight was better than shade or a cloudy day even...not to mention ignoring the fact that all of my neighbors were staring at me like I was crazy cause you know people stand in the street posing with two little kids running around screaming and the photographer going don't move, don't move in a very loud voice! 

Finally here's a sneak peek at my next make which will be featured on The Mood Sewing Network tomorrow.




...as always more later!




30 comments:

  1. Great jacket. Really love the peeping pockets.

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  2. The jacket is "awiight" but I want those SHOES! LOL

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  3. Wow! Fab jacket! I have that 60s simp pattern and was just wondering what it would look like made up. Yours far exceeds my expectations! And that fabric is wonderful. Your outfit looks great with the jacket, gorgeous. Congratulations!

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  4. Loving your jacket and so envious that it's cold enough for you to wear it... it's stinking hot here already... yesterday was 44degrees and it's still Spring so I think we're going to be in for a scorching summer.
    I've never had the chance to experience sewing with fabric that's already backed with interfacing and can only imagine that it must be a dream to work with. Your jacket looks well structured and sits beautifully on you.

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  5. Love, love, love it. Very sophisticated. Always look forward to your posts.

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  6. That fabric is awesome and I love the monochrome look, another inspiring outfit, thank you.
    Just wish the postage to the UK didn't take so long and cost so much.

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  7. Great jacket, photos and camera!

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  8. Gorgeous! Such a classic piece, I'm sure it will get lots of wear! I had to LOL at your comment about what the neighbors think during our little photo shoots! Hopefully they're thinking, "Damn, that's a great outfit!!!"

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  9. Great jacket!

    Oh, how I love the third floor of Mood. Sigh.

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  10. Perfect little go with anything jacket!

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  11. Fabulous jacket, Carolyn! I bet that will be a workhorse in your wardrobe.

    I also do not use direct sunlight (in most cases - about the only exception is solid black).

    Kudos!

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  12. Classics rarely fail...your jacket is great.

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  13. gorgeous!
    I also looooooove the Mood 3rd floor. So many beautiful fabrics up there. :)

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  14. Beautiful jacket and love the shoes, too. I love the classic patterns - never out of style.

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  15. You look wonderful! So elegant in your jacket! The whole outfit is fabulous!!! (Of course, the shoes add a certain something too!)

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  16. This is stunning. I absolutely love your jacket and your entire outfit.

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  17. Awesome and sophisticated jacket. Great job.

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  18. Love!!! And oh those pockets! Just now learning to sew garments...will my skills ever get to the mock pocket with great lining level?

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  19. Love the jacket - what a great looking classic piece...and I'm lusting over those shoes, too....

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  20. Great jacket. Fabulous outfit.

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  21. You look amazing,the total effect
    is stunning.

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  22. Lovely jacket! Looks so crisp and tailored in the white wool.

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  23. I just wanted to share that, largely due to your inspiration, I went to my Sewing Guild's fall retreat last weekend and came home with 3 skirts, 2 tops, a vest from a jacket pattern, and a TNT dress that fit.I can now use them to make many other garments. I haven't sewn for myself for a long time, but I'm back, and it felt wonderful! I gave you credit in this post, with pictures of the finished garments. Thank you so much for continuing to take time to teach, share, help and encourage.
    http://prettysimplestitches.blogspot.com/2013/11/sewing-guild-retreat-and-some-patterns.html

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  24. The pockets are such a fabulous detail! Love this classic jacket and pre-fused fabric is definitely a dream to work with.

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  25. Your office must be much better behaved than mine. I would get a cream jacket dirty in a minute! A spill or copier toner or red pen. I am always scared to wear light colors because I will stain them. Maybe I just need to stay in my chair and do my work? Great jacket and I love the polka dot pockets.

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  26. Very flattering jacket. Love the sharp contrast between jacket and pant colors, Looks great on you!

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  27. Very sophisticated and classy, a little chanel-esque jacket. Looks Beautiful on you!

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  28. It's fabulous. Love the black fabric peeking through the pockets.

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