Thursday, February 19, 2009

Progress on Jacket

This is the first jacket I've attempted and I'm feeling very satisfied with my efforts. The fit is quite good although I think I added too much (see the photo of the cutting layout) to the centre front of the garment. I'll shave off about a centimetre from each side when the lining is attached.

I also had a problem connecting collar pieces and shoulder pieces. The pattern pieces didn't seem to fit together correctly. The solution was a small pleat which can't be seen under the collar - so annoying.

Let me know what you think?

Next I'm think of sewing a simple black pencil skirt to wear with the jacket. I love pencil skirts and used to wear them all the time when I worked in the city. Now I work from home and my clients have become used to seeing me in trousers. I want to get back to that confident, sensual and feminine look that the pencil skirt offers. My fabric (already 2 years in the stash) is a thick stretch jersey so it will ensure a snug fit without being too tight. But first ...FINISH THE JACKET! Will cut the interfacing and lining and hopefully finish the garment this weekend.


  1. It looks good so far. I love the fabric you chose.
    I agree that you should finish it before you move on to the pencil skirt though:) Not that I know from personal experience or anything...