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Simplicity 2341 Jacket

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Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery taught by Natalie Chanin

Designer Natalie Chanin will show you how to hand-sew appliqué and add artistic stencils and stitches to turn a Vogue coat pattern (included free!) into a work of art.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Stretch denim 4-way knit and grey button draft thread

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What are you most proud of? The collar looks pretty good even though there is no interfacing and is only supported by the hand top stitching. I also made a muslin first to check the basic fit.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you want to use a pattern for a woven make a muslin because you'll be able to do down 1-2 sizes with a knit. I also suspect the sleeves on the pattern will need to be narrowed to keep that body-conscious fit of AC jackets.

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Great jacket. I'll have to check out that pattern. Thanks for including it.

08/09/2013 Flag

yeah me too :) Thanks :)

08/16/2013 Flag

Really nice! That's the pattern I used for the Alabama Tuck Coat, so it's fun to see your personal twist on it. I, too, was pleasantly surprised by how well the Mandarin collar works without interfacing. I hope you'll post again when you add the sleeves.

08/10/2013 Flag

Great job! I just bought that pattern today after seeing faux nom's tuck coat on Flickr. I'm glad you mentioned the sizing since I am a 14-16 and always have to decide whether to go for the larger or smaller pattern - I picked smaller! Please post any comments about the sleeves as you complete them, I'll be checking in.

08/15/2013 Flag

Nice :)

08/16/2013 Flag

I will check the Simplicity pattern :)

08/16/2013 Flag

Thanks everyone! The finished garment turned out differently that I planned but I still like it.

08/18/2013 Flag

Excellent work!

09/01/2013 Flag