Denim jacket

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Everything. I had so much fun constructing this jacket. Following Professor King's advise, I had no problems. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It took longer to assemble all of the materials - fabric, lining, interfacing, buttons than it did to construct it. But it was fun finding just the right silk lining and just the right buttons. So my advice is gather all your supplies ahead of time so you don't have to wait to finish a section because you don't have what you need. Also, pay really close attention to how Professor King presses as he constructs each section. Like he says no matter how well you sew, if you press it wrong it will look bad.

What you will need

  • Brushed striped denim
  • and red silk jacquard for lining. Brushed silver metal buttons.

Q&A with Calumn

zinc6 asked:
What beautiful work, your coat looks so professionally made. I love the surprise of the bright lining and your buttons are cool. Your topstitching looks absolutely perfect - did you use a special foot?
Calumn answered:
Thank you. I used foot #37 for my Bernina 930 sewing machine, which is suppose to be a 1/4" inch. I must confess that I did have to rip out and resew the curve on one side of the front. For some reason be it collars, cuffs, etc., the left side always looks better than the right side.
Pat Mitchell asked:
I love your jacket! Denim uptown and classy! Beautifully sewn!
Calumn answered:
Thank you. I really had fun sewing this jacket. I can't wait for the weather to turn cool so I can wear it.
Pohutukawa asked:
Just a great jacket and beautifully constructed.
Calumn answered:
Thank you!
florascotica asked:
I love your jacket! The red lining is a nice surprise. I like the double breasted buttons too. Well done, once again!
Calumn answered:
Thank you!
Peggy L. H. asked:
Very nice, you'll be able to wear that now with the weather getting cooler.
Calumn answered:
Thank you. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of cooler weather.