|Apparently DH the photographer doesn`t think I need the top of my head.|
Finally finished my jacket and just in time to catch the last of the cold weather .
This plush soft red fine cord came from Clear It in February this year . I was lucky and got the last end bit. However this limited what pattern I could use. I debated a few patterns but finally chose Jacket 110 from Burda WOF dated October 2004 ! Almost up to date for me .
I loved all the flappy bits on this jacket - some useless - the R front flap , pocket flaps and some useful - the hidden zip placket and lower button tab . It also has pockets in the front princess seams.
I have never sewn a hidden zip placket before but once that was complete the rest of the construction was basic. I did not sew the cuffs ( I just lengthened the sleeves ) or add the shoulder tabs because I only had four of my lovely buttons recycled from a jacket I sewed in the 90s. Also I sewed this a size larger than usual because the jacket looked very slim fitting on the model and I want to wear this over cardigans and jumpers . The jacket feels about right for this but the shoulders were too long so I had to shorten them . The jacket , pockets and right front flap are lined in just a plain black lining .
|I love these buttons .|
I am right pleased with this jacket but glad its over . ( I tend to get a bit bored if projects go on too long )
Also I have almost finished reading a kindle book so I am in that exciting place where I get to choose all new projects- yay - Now I just need to ignore that large pile of mending glaring at me .
Happy Sewing Janine.
PS - I`ve been told by Bruna from sewing group that the front flap is actually to stick the end of a gun there so it doesn`t get wet or whatever . So still useless to me : )