Green cotton jacket

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I love how this jacket turned out. I love that even when something doesn't go just right, I feel comfortable ripping out and correcting the problem - even if that means redoing a section like the collar (which I did over three times) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you buy extra fabric to have on hand, just in case you need to cut out a new pattern piece.

What you will need

  • I used a triple weave cotton fabric from Japan and a sueded silk charmeuse for the partial lining.

Q&A with Calumn

Pohutukawa asked:
Well done, what a great professional looking jacket!
Calumn answered:
Thank you so much.
florascotica asked:
OOPS! I have just noticed the information above....
Calumn answered:
Hi, I got the fabric at Gorgeousfabrics.com It's called Japanese Triple cloth, Blue Mist and it's still available. Thank you for the lovely comment.
Peggy L. H. asked:
Your jacket looks fabulous, I bet you will look great in it.
Calumn answered:
Thank you. I'm almost finished with the dress that goes with the jacket. Hope to have it finished to wear on my husband's birthday.
Peggy L. H. asked:
Calumn, you are enrolled a lot of classes! Did you have problems with the collar because yours look great. Peggy
Calumn answered:
I did have problems. I followed Prof. King's instruction to stretch the collar and ended up with a collar that in my opinion was too narrow. On one of the collar's the upper collar had too match fabric for the turn of cloth. One the thrid collar I didn't stretch it and reduced the amount of fabric for the turn of cloth. I think the problem I had was that I was using too different fabrics that didn't behave the same. I am enrolled in alot of classes. I want to learn everything I can about making clothes. This is such a great venue., and the cost is nothing compared to what it would be if I had to travel somewhere for these classes. I live in LV, and it is a desert when it comes to sewing and tailoring classes.
Pat Mitchell asked:
Your jacket is wonderful! I love all the detail inside. Thanks for posting.
Calumn answered:
Thank you. Did you decide to take the class?

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