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!
Vogue 2285 - circa 1999 and vintage 60s Simplicity 5144
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!