Embellished Blue Jacket

Project Description

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

callievel asked:
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?
amyrt answered:
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.
CoudreMode asked:
Love the accent beading; there can never be too much of that in my opinion lol
amyrt answered:
I so much admire your beading! I have plenty, so may do more!
Nixxi asked:
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.
amyrt answered:
Thank you! I really appreciate hearing that!
lisaj75701453115 asked:
That is so stunning!!! Love the colors and how you handled that stencil. I am amazed. How long did it take?
amyrt answered:
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!
jhschott911251 asked:
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?
amyrt answered:
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.