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Koos van den Akker Jacket

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? raw silk, rayon

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What are you most proud of? I thought the whole project turned out well. With jeans and my diamond earrings - I can go anywhere!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I collected fabrics and the bias tape for several weeks before starting. I had a clear image in my head of what I wanted the jacket to look like. The final jacket goes well beyond the original pattern pieces - the appliqu was "basted" in place with a touch of 3M spray adhesive, then I pinned the bias tape to the edges and top stitched carefully one needle-width from the edge. What you can't see in the photo is that I top stitched the applique 1/4" from the bias tape in all the spaces created by the tape. I also did several practice samples of the welt pockets and bound buttonholes before doing them on the jacket itself.

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Exquisite work and fabulous outcome. I so appreciate the attention to design, detail, and construction!

12/28/2012 Flag

This is a marvelous art jacket. I've looked at it almost from the day you shared it and have almost a stash of fabric to sew my own interpretation. Would it be possible to see a photo of the back of this amazing jacket.

03/13/2013 Flag

I've posted a photo of the back as well as the front and back of the Koos van den Akker jacket that was the inspiration!

03/26/2013 Flag

Love the designs on this jacket. Awesome!

07/22/2013 Flag

Hi, this is gorgeous. I had a chance to go to Koos and Company in New York City about a week ago and fell in love. Did you do this as part of a Craftsy class? If so, which one? Thanks.

06/03/2016 Flag

Not a Craftsy class, sorry!

06/03/2016 Flag

Not a Craftsy class. sirry

06/03/2016 Flag