03 February 2011

first [proper] jacket








I mean, I've made a few before, but always quick and easy, nothing tailored. Totally love it - Burda magazine pattern 5/2009/102 (GREAT issue.. so many cute dresses). But I digress. I found both of the fabrics in a random op shop in Palmerston (South) aka the middle of nowhere, for $2. Score! I fused the navy with coat fusing (all pieces) to give it firmness as it was really light, then did extra interfacing on top. Pretty much used the pattern straight as it was, apart from taking in the princess seams a bit to give it a slimmer, more tailored look. So yeah, it was pretty straightforward. I used The Sewing Book by Alison Smith to give me a bit of help with the instructions for the collar, as per usual the Burda magazine instructions are rather brief. It was the first time I actually did all the “bits” – shoulder pads, sleeve caps, full lining; stoked that I know how to do it all now. I took a few weeks to slowly make this and it's turned out so much better than my usual quick furious sewing session! Photos courtesy the very talented Elizabeth Myra who just got a new lens and was keen to try it out in the beautiful lights of Wellington. Thanks Liz!

6 comments:

Fliss said...

Caro, this jacket is incredible, I would not be able to leave a shop without buying it.....divine, sophisticated, well done. fliss x

Miss Jackson said...

awww thanks flissy xx

delfinelise said...

Came over here from Colette´s forum, and those photos are really great - your so lucky to have a photographer on hand!

Your jacket looks fantastic, very chic with the tailored fit, I like it much more than the Burda version :-). And that Burda issue is a great one, I agree!

Miss Jackson said...

Thanks! Unfortunately my friend who did the photography lives in a different town and I was just visiting her... gotta make the most of these things!

Amanda said...

I'm over from CP Forum as well. Wow, your jacket looks great and professional, nice job with the tailoring. And the photos are great. I'm hoping I can get my sister (who has a nice camera) to come and take some photos of my creations when she's in town.

Great job!

Miss Jackson said...

Thanks so much Amanda! Yup, photos make such a difference. I am plotting to find someone else who lives nearby to take pics :)