Project

Jean Jacket

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The speed and accuracy with which I made it. This does have a lot of top-stitching ( so purchase extra thread), and this is a great pattern to practice that skill. Lots of straight lines to be edge-stitched and top-stitched. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Find a good, simple pattern and then go on the hunt for really beautiful fabric. You can't go wrong. A jean jacket is a basic that will always be stylish. Take the time to finish all the seams. And finish it off with beautiful buttons. I did use a smaller than usual size for this pattern . . . it runs a little large.

What you will need

  • This beautiful fabric is an Italian silk/cotton blend
  • purchased from A Common Thread in Austin
  • TX. Interfacing is Pro Weft Medium Weight from Pam Erny.

Q&A with Cheryl Lemmons

Chris Lucas asked:
This truly is beautiful and I'm sure you mother will absolutely love it... what a wonderful gift :)
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you, Chris. It is such a joy to make gifts instead of buying something that's not really needed.
Zsuzso asked:
Georges. Love the fabric and style. You do fabulous job on your projects. What a great gift.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you, Zsuzso. I took a look at your jewelry. You do beautiful work! Is it just for you or do you sell your work?
Scheri Manson asked:
What a beautiful gift for your mom. Geez now take a break till the new year :-)
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Scheri, for me sewing IS taking a break. For the past 3 weeks I've practically been chained to a piano. I plan to go through a couple of Craftsy classes during the break. I'll post the results.
Scheri Manson asked:
What is the pattern number :-D 2013 may need a jean jacket
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
The pattern number is MP203. I bought it several years ago and it's out of print. I found a copy of it for sale on Etsy. Here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95485622/jean-jacket-pattern-mccalls-mp-203-sz-8
CatzSop asked:
Whoops, just read this was a gift for your mom. Well, I'll bet she's thrilled.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
She loved it!