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jacket express

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Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets taught by Janet Pray

Sew more quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality, once you’ve learned Janet Pray's garment industry secret techniques.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? digitally printed cotton canvas, upholstery thread, batik quilting cotton

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What are you most proud of? I cut out and interfaced the pattern pieces and made the jacket the next day. Then I ruined the "express" nature of the jacket by hand stitching the button holes and by stitching in a lining by hand :). I used a few pins on the sleeves and cuffs but it was alot quicker not pinning every seam.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is an easy jacket to make following Janets excellent course. Gutterman upholstery thread worked well for topstitching but required a much higher tension than ordinary thread.

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I luv it!..luv that you lined it as well..I too had thought about hand stitch buttonholes but decided to let my machine do it instead..very good work!

02/27/2014 Flag

Thanks laurel, My machine wont make auto buttonholes on heavy fabric so I had no choice - they turned out ok anyhow.

02/27/2014 Flag

Excellent job! It looks wonderful on you. :)

02/27/2014 Flag

Thanks Janet - but that's my mum not me :)

02/27/2014 Flag

Looks very good.

02/28/2014 Flag

Wow! Great job. The fit looks perfect. I love your lining. The buttonholes look great too. Very cute fabric.

03/23/2014 Flag

Great job! I love how you fussy-cut your jacket pieces, especially the back.

03/11/2015 Flag