Monday, December 07, 2015

Tamarack Jacket Final

While taking pictures of the garments I made during my sewing vacay, I also took a few of the Tamarack Jacket too.  The construction information can be found in this post.

Without further ado, me wearing the jacket ~

I styled it with my RTW ponte jean leggings, a t-shirt that I made (more on that later!) and the jacket ~





A few pics of the jacket, t-shirt and a straight elastic-waist black ponte skirt that I made to go with the jacket. The skirt was made from my TNT skirt pattern and filled a hole in my new casual wardrobe.



Wow! All three pieces made by me...yes!



This was one of the first outfits I wore to work after the sewing vacay and I loved it! It was perfect for those cold Mondays when it takes a minute for the heat to come back on in office buildings. Oh and I wore the leggings with the jacket not the skirt.

Just wanted to close the loop on that one and show you how I wore it. More new sewing posts up next!

...as always more later!

74 comments:

  1. Wow, love your jacket. Those tamarack quilts are quite beautiful and look so cozy for jackets.

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    1. It took me awhile to find the perfect quilt and honestly I want another one since this project turned out so well! Thanks Graca!

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  2. That jacket is so pretty!!! It is especially pretty on you - and your outfits are great! Casual and comfy while looking put together - that is a tough combo but you have done it!

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    1. Thanks Patricia! It's been a journey to get here and I don't think I'm all the way there yet cause I'm still wearing a lot of RTW! Hopefully though I'm on my way!

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  3. What a stunning jacket, Carolyn.

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  4. I love that jacket and it looks great on you.

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  5. I have been eyeballing kantha quilts because of your jacket!

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    1. You should definitely purchase one! I have enough left to make a vest using the back of the quilt this time. I'm so glad I bought one.

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  6. you're in my brain, i picked up blue fabric for a quilted jacket last week! love this on you. you're kicking casual attire booty.

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    1. This wore so well that I'm looking for more fabric to make another!

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    1. Well it's not as involved as the quilting you actually did but my quilt did work well for the jacket, so thank you!

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  8. This is so cool! I hadn't considered this pattern before, but your vision has inspired me! You look awesome.

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    1. Nancy - you know the pattern had to be special for me to buy a pdf pattern cause I hate taping patterns! If you can handle the taping definitely buy one!

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    1. Gail - that's awesome coming from you since I consider you the Queen of Sewing Jackets! Thanks so much!

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  10. Love the jacket and the choice of fabric.

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  11. Great jacket. Color looks terrific on you.

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    1. Mary - blue is my favorite color so thank you for appreciating the jacket.

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    1. So are you making one Kesha or is your sewing list too full?

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  13. The jacket really steps up your casual wardrobe for work. Looks great with the leggings and the skirt. That third piece really pulls everything together as well as keeping you warm. Nice look.

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    1. Thanks Nancy but I still have to tackle pants for this changing body...*sigh*

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  14. what a great jacket and a new direction for your sewing. Love it and it looks so versatile.

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    1. Thanks Beth! I guess life brings changes and at least for me those changes are reflected in my sewing!

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  15. Oh it looks so awesome! I love how the jacket turned out with that cool fabric. :)

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    1. Heather - I love my kantha quilt and it WAS perfect for the jacket!

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  16. You have inspired me to get back to a jacket I wanted to sew and wear this year but was sidetracked to make Christmas gifts and now need to concentrate on making my quilted jacket. Yours was very lovely. I liked the fabric and colors also liked the skirt. Thank u for the reminder. As the saying goes " you look marvelous" lol

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    1. Thanks Donna and I hope that you get some "selfish" sewing in for yourself!

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  17. Your jacket is wonderful and you are looking great in general!

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks also for continuing to follow along! It means so much to me!

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  18. Awesome jacket... love the print.

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  19. Love the jacket and how you've styled it!

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    1. Thanks Michelle - are you thinking about making one for yourself?

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  20. That fabric looks awesome in that jacket pattern.

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  21. Love your new casual but chic style. You have really embraced this new style. I can see you having fun! Karen

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  22. I like the jacket! I am contemplating making this one myself. Looks great with pants and skirt!

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    1. Linda - you definitely should! Could you imagine it made up in some quilted suiting fabric over a pair of black pants and a turtleneck?! That would be awesome!

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  23. Nice! Looks comfortable and put-together.

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    1. Thanks Elle! I'm working on it - don't feel like I'm there but working on it! ;)

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  24. Love your jacket and the color - very versatile. You look great!

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    1. Thanks Tomasa - not as involved as some of your makes but a fun make for this new stage of my life.

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  25. Ugh. Meant to say "you SEW so well"

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  26. Love the jacket!!! You are going to get so much use out of this piece.

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    1. Rhonda - it was so easy to make and wear that I'm trying to figure out how to make another one!

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  27. I LOVE a your jacket! Your version is my favorite that I have seen made up so far....great choice of fabric.

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    1. Levone - thanks that's so kind because there are some pretty cool versions out there!

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  28. Such a versatile jacket. Looks great with pants or a skirt. This more casual look is really suiting you.

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    1. Thanks Jean Margaret - it's still taking some getting used to which is silly because it's been 6 months! But I guess six months is a drop in the bucket compared to the 20 years, right?!

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  29. Love this jacket on you, and how you've styled it!

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  30. I love, love, love this outfit on you! The first one with the jeggings is my favorite because it's so very comfortable looking and stylish at the same time! Beautiful work on the jacket to Carolyn! I'm looking forward to the tee shirt info...that's a staple for every woman's wardrobe you can't have enough of!

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    1. Myra - the jacket is a simple pattern, you just need to add a great fabric and learn a technique or two if you're a beginner sewist and anyone could make a great jacket. Thanks for appreciating the outfit and as soon as I can I will share deets on the t-shirt.

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  31. Love your Jacket. After reading all your posts on the Jacket, I had to put one of those quilts on my Christmas list. I am enjoying following your new wardrobe adventures. You really are an inspiration.

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    1. JB - there are a lot of sites for those quilts and I had to sort though a lot of quilts to get such a sedate pattern. So I hope you're looking for your quilt and not leaving it to chance! Either way, I hope you get an amazing Kantha Quilt for Christmas!

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    2. I did look a good bit and gave my husband certain options. I am like you and wanted a somewhat sedate quilt for the jacket.

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  32. Looks like "the jacket" has it's own fan club. Lol... I too would like to join. I gravitate towards jackets also. I really enjoy them. Although it has to be the "right" one. I'm short waisted and have all of about 1 inch between my ribs and waist. So, a shorter one looks better on me. The fabric although you said is from India looks similar to the kimono fabrics from Japan. Cozy comfy soft too. Enjoy... it looks lovely.

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    1. Jean - you definitely should pick the pattern up! It will work for your daughters too!

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  33. You know your comment that non-sewers don't have any idea of how much work is involved in creating a well made garment was totally on point! They seem to think that it all occurs through magic! On a side note....... how do you deal with 'alteration hounds', you know people who are constantly begging to have something fixed, shortened or taken in and of course you should either do it free or for practically nothing!!

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    1. I just say NO! No I don't sew for others. No I don't do alterations. No I don't want to sew for a living and make a little bit of money and deal with people's attitudes. No, no, no! And I have mad RESPECT for people who do sew for others - y'all are amazing!

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  34. Love love love this jacket! It's so fantastic!

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