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My Red 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 Classic, Casual
Karen 67 on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Woven cotton pique

Karen 67 on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I used a light gray topstitching thread to co-ordinate with the nickel buttons. It would have been easier if I had used something that didn't contrast so much, at least for my first try. I can see every little fault in the topstitching and it drives me crazy! Also, I ordered a medium-weight topstitching thread instead of using the heavy thread from my local fabric store. It was really easy to work with and still heavy enough to give the stitching some weight.

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You must be so pleased. It looks fabulous

07/01/2013 Flag

You did a BEAUTIFUL job! Thanks so much for posting it. I hope you continue to use the techniques in all your sewing project. Happy Sewing, Janet

07/01/2013 Flag

WOW! You could have taught the class! Awesome job.

07/02/2013 Flag

Your jacket looks very nice and tiny!

07/04/2013 Flag

what type of fabric? I cannot tell from the pic and it seems perfect!

07/25/2013 Flag

It's a medium weight woven cotton pique and it was wonderful to work with! It's not too thick but very firm and stable so it holds the shape of the jacket well. Plus it's the perfect weight for summer.

07/26/2013 Flag