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Koos van den Akker Jacket

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Here are some details about my project:
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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I love the look of your jacket and from the photograph I can see that it is beautifully made. Well done!

10/12/2012 Flag

Stunning work. Your attention to detail is impressive. Can't wait to see more of your projects. Would you mind sharing what pattern you used?

10/15/2012 Flag

The pattern: Favorite Things - The Frayed Jacket ( I made a size 12 - had to improvise lining pieces since there was no lining included in the pattern. The pattern was pretty good since the pieces did go together without having to do too much fudging.

10/15/2012 Flag

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