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Decolourant Plus Jacket Express

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
Catherine Goetz on

What materials did you use? Denim blue cotton ottoman weave fabric, Decolourant Plus (Marguerita), lime green topstitching thread, Size 20 Antique Silver Button Style Snaps from Snap Source.

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What are you most proud of? Stencilling the Decolourant Plus.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The Jacket Express presents so many opportunities for creativity. It's a pattern that you will use over and over again.

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I stenciled Decolourant Plus on the collar, yokes, pocket flaps, pocket welts and cuff facings. It takes some testing and patience to get it right on such a heavy fabric. The matching topstitching pulls the look of the jacket together nicely.

02/10/2014 Flag

The vertical seams are stitched using the flat felled seam I was taught by Janet Pray when I took the Islander Certification Course, rather than the method described in this course. It worked beautifully. You can see how clean the finish is on the inside of the jacket in the third photo.

02/10/2014 Flag

Your flat felled seams Ala Islander Sewing Systems are Spot-On. You go girl!!

02/11/2014 Flag

Very nice results. I really like the decolourant effects. I'm also using a blue denim but mine has a bit of lined texture in the fabric. I plan to use snaps as we'll but what metal I haven't decided. dt

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09/08/2014 Flag