Islander Sewing Jacket

Project Description

What are you most proud of? There are so many good tips in this class, making it hard to choose. I'd have to say that the welt pocket instructions are great -- and I love the fact that there is no handsewing involved at all, even though I enjoy sewing by hand. But on this fabric, it would have been torture. I think all of the tips make it really professional looking! Sewing without pins -- okay, I used a cheat pin or two, but I could really tell a difference when I did it exactly as she demonstrates. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take it easy and have fun! Janet is an excellent teacher -- extremely organized and calm! My denim was very heavy and Janet Pray recommends (strongly) that you NOT use something this heavy. So if you are relatively new to sewing, do as the teacher says -- and not as I did. My machines chugged along and sputter a time or two but I've very happy with the results!

What you will need

  • Denim brocade.

Q&A with Cissie

Janet Pray asked:
Wow! Nicely Done! You have been a wonderful student sharing your excitement with the whole class and me. Thank you. Happy Sewing, Janet
Cissie answered:
I had the best time sewing with you, Janet! Can't wait to incorporate all of these new techniques into my everyday sewing!
pamanne asked:
Cissie- Your jacket is beautiful. The heavier fabric is a challenge but what a great result. Gorgeous topstitching!
Cissie answered:
Thanks, Pam! Topstitching continues to be a challenge for me -- but unlike yours, mine is harder to see. I'm a while away from contrasting thread!
Fiftydresses asked:
Few pins and no hand sewing??? I am amazed! This looks like it will become one of those "how did I ever live without it?" pieces. It looks so versatile and very chic.
Cissie answered:
Thanks, Karen. This was a far cry from Susan Khalje's jacket -- but fun in its own way!

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