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The Starlet Suit Jacket

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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 Retro / Vintage
Nancy Jane York on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Jacket is a magenta raw silk lined in a pale yellow silk. I used vintage shell buttons.

Nancy Jane York on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I finished this jacket I felt it was a real challenge for me.

Nancy Jane York on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a muslin first to be sure of your fit.

Nancy Jane York on craftsy.com

Really pretty! You look great in it.

04/10/2012 Flag

This is a cute jacket on you. It's above my skill level but my older sister is the seamstress in the family. She could make this jacket. She's the one who told me about this website. She has her own sewing business so is always looking for other's to share things with and to get ideas from. Thanks for sharing! Valerie

04/13/2012 Flag

You did it! Your jacket looks great!

04/29/2012 Flag

Fantastic jacket. I love the color on you ....and the great fit

04/30/2012 Flag

Beautifully made, congratulations. The colour is beautiful on you. Good health when wearing it!!

06/25/2012 Flag