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Starlet Suit Jacket in Plaid

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Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket taught by Gretchen Hirsch

In this class, Gretchen Hirsch of .Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. teaches garment engineering skills for a snappy tailored jacket.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? 100% Wool, acetate lining, gabardine leftovers for piping

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What are you most proud of? One of my sewing resolutions for 2012 was to make a jacket with a lining! So, one of my sewing resolutions has been met. Yay! I also learned to do bound buttonholes (mine are a little wrinkly, but still!), welt pockets, lining a jacket, pad-stitching, and using hair canvas.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Hmm... For garment courses, I say watch through all the videos first. Make sure your fabric is appropriate for the project and try to buy good fabric that you'll want to wear. It's a shame to go through all that work and hand-tailoring for a garment that will fall apart. Oh! And, princess seams make it nigh on impossible to match plaids above the waistline... so, think twice before choosing a plaid for this project.

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I love the fabric! Very pretty

04/04/2012 Flag

thank you!

04/05/2012 Flag

Great work. I have registered for the class thanks for the tips

04/04/2012 Flag

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

04/05/2012 Flag

Ow wow! Very pretty! Prachtig.. Where in Amsterdam do you buy fabric?

05/03/2012 Flag

@MorriganW, I just saw your response. I bought my fabric at the Albert Cuyp Markt. There's a high-end fabric shop where they sometimes sell bolt-ends for 50% off.

06/21/2012 Flag

@MorriganW, I just saw your response. I bought my fabric at the Albert Cuyp Markt. There's a high-end fabric shop where they sometimes sell bolt-ends for 50% off.

06/14/2012 Flag