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My Iconic Tweed Jacket

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Tweed jacket completed!

Created in this Craftsy Course

The Iconic Tweed Jacket taught by Lorna Knight

Make a lasting style statement: Sew a couture tweed jacket with an elegant quilted lining, custom trim and weighted chain.

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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? Tweed and satin

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What are you most proud of? Well, I've finally got it done! Just have to add the chain as soon as I receive it (ordered from Susan Khaljie's store) Matching plaids was a first - not easy however something to be proud of ;-) Colours of photos are weird, I used a nice burgundy tweed.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! What I like from this course is that Lorna is easy to follow, explains/demonstrates very well all the techniques she uses and answers all our questions in a timely fashion. I really wanted to make a 3-piece sleeve jacket just as the "real" one. So I had some help from some fairy bloggers ;-) I was inspired by Leisa from A challenging sew about how to design the new sleeve, Ann from Gorgeous Fabrics showed a picture of hers with biais undersleeve; I loved it! And at the end, another Julie (Eilber) showed a picture that helped me manage the cuff... Their pictures really help me! Also even if I couldn't at ALL sewn the sleeves / matching plaids even by basting the pieces - I followed Leisa's instructions and sew them by hand.

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I love your braid and the fringed edge. What type of braid is this? Absolutely beautiful jacket! Very similar fabric to mine, glad to see it comes out so nice!

01/24/2014 Flag

The braid is a piping braid - I just wanted to add a bit of luster as the fringe (selvage) is matte.

01/24/2014 Flag

Also, did you make your fringe using the organza method?

01/24/2014 Flag

You mean cut it in the fabric biais? No, I just cut the selvage and sewn it to the piping braid before sewing the whole thing to the jacket.

01/24/2014 Flag

Wow! Wonderful! What a stunning jacket! I know it was not easy ;-)

02/07/2014 Flag

Thank you!

02/07/2014 Flag

Very nicely done!

05/27/2014 Flag