What are you most proud of?
I actually made a jacket!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
When making an embellished version stay with your size. I went down a size and across the chest my jacket is a little too small.
What you will need
AC 100% mid-weight cotton jersey fabric in Twilight and Peacock
grey textile paint
slate button thread
dark gray embroidery thread
and a few silver grey bugle beads.
Q&A with amyrt
you ifnished! i'm so appreciative of people who post their finished jackets. i'm almost finished the embellishment part. i agree about the sizing. i'm a little nervous about mine fitting after all is said and done. do you have some beads on there too? love the colors. is that ac fabric?
Everything is from AC.It's a little hard to see the beading. It's only some highlighting. The area that is a little tight across the back, but only when I'm sitting down.
Love the accent beading; there can never be too much of that in my opinion lol
I so much admire your beading! I have plenty, so may do more!
Ooh very nice indeed. Love the jacket, love the colours (especially Peacock) and the beading. You have inspired me to finish mine - I am still embellishing but getting side-tracked with other projects. I think your jacket looks very elegant.
Thank you! I really appreciate hearing that!
That is so stunning!!! Love the colors and how you handled that stencil. I am amazed. How long did it take?
Thank you for the compliment~ As to how long it took I wasn't going to track my progress (although 5 months passed), because I would have given up. The embellishment took the longest, then I began procrastinating about construction. In the end I was taking my time and almost sorry that it was finally finished. Of Course, LOL even now there are things I could take apart and remake!
Nice. I've just started the class, though I bought it more than six months ago. Just watched Lesson 1, and am eager to try my hand, but haven't bought fabric yet. I like your colors. Thanks for showing. You recommended using a smaller size pattern for the embellished fabric - could you elaborate?
Thank you for asking~ I just changed my suggestion to staying with your size in an embellished version. Everything about the fit of this jacket feels right to me, but across the back it is a little too tight. I went down a size and now I'm not sure it was a good idea.