Jacket Express in Blue Baby Corduroy

Project Description

What are you most proud of? OMG! I learned pretty much everything I know about sewing from this class. I'm proud that it came out so cute, that it actually looks good on and I really love the welt pockets - they turned out perfect. I also posted about my experience with this projecy on my blog http://knottybynature.blogspot.com/ if you need more details :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? DO NOT use baby corduroy if this is your first time topstitching! I tried to topstitch in white - that's the look I really wanted and there was absolutely no way to do it. As you sew you roll over each corduroy at a diagonal (if it's cut perfectly on the grainline). So, if you're trying to sew a needle width away from the edge (as Janet teaches) you will keep rolling over the cords and off the edge. I tried it for hours and had to rip it all out. Uggh. I love the baby cords, but even with same color topstitching it was very difficult to keep the stitching line where it needs to be. Also, measure the sleeves first. The sleeves weren't long enough for me so I had to cut a piece of fabric to insert in between the sleeve and the cuff. I am a size 10/12 and I made the XS. I needed the sleeve to be 24" from my shoulder to just past my wrist.

What you will need

  • 97% Cotton
  • 3% Spandex Baby Corduroy from JoAnn's

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