Created by: JulieJP
Project

My Iconic Tweed Jacket

What are you most proud of? Well, I've finally got it done! Just have to add the chain as soon as I receive it (ordered from Susan Khaljie's store) Matching plaids was a first - not easy however something to be proud of ;-) Colours of photos are weird, I used a nice burgundy tweed. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! What I like from this course is that Lorna is easy to follow, explains/demonstrates very well all the techniques she uses and answers all our questions in a timely fashion. I really wanted to make a 3-piece sleeve jacket just as the "real" one. So I had some help from some fairy bloggers ;-) I was inspired by Leisa from A challenging sew about how to design the new sleeve, Ann from Gorgeous Fabrics showed a picture of hers with biais undersleeve; I loved it! And at the end, another Julie (Eilber) showed a picture that helped me manage the cuff... Their pictures really help me! Also even if I couldn't at ALL sewn the sleeves / matching plaids even by basting the pieces - I followed Leisa's instructions and sew them by hand.

You Can Make This

JulieJP made My Iconic Tweed Jacket with:

The Iconic Tweed Jacket

Online Class

The Iconic Tweed Jacket

with Lorna Knight

  • Tweed and satin

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Well, I've finally got it done! Just have to add the chain as soon as I receive it (ordered from Susan Khaljie's store) Matching plaids was a first - not easy however something to be proud of ;-) Colours of photos are weird, I used a nice burgundy tweed. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! What I like from this course is that Lorna is easy to follow, explains/demonstrates very well all the techniques she uses and answers all our questions in a timely fashion. I really wanted to make a 3-piece sleeve jacket just as the "real" one. So I had some help from some fairy bloggers ;-) I was inspired by Leisa from A challenging sew about how to design the new sleeve, Ann from Gorgeous Fabrics showed a picture of hers with biais undersleeve; I loved it! And at the end, another Julie (Eilber) showed a picture that helped me manage the cuff... Their pictures really help me! Also even if I couldn't at ALL sewn the sleeves / matching plaids even by basting the pieces - I followed Leisa's instructions and sew them by hand.

Q&A with JulieJP

Pat Mitchell asked:
Your jacket looks amazing! The matched plaid is impressive. I know you will enjoy wearing this beautiful jacket.
JulieJP answered:
Thank you, matching plaids was not easy but I'm happy with the end result!
HellyH asked:
Wow yore jacket looks great. Well done.
JulieJP answered:
Thanks!
Teresa Maria asked:
Love your jacket! The plaid is so nicely matched! Great job!
JulieJP answered:
Thanks!
LynneCoverLV asked:
I love your braid and the fringed edge. What type of braid is this? Absolutely beautiful jacket! Very similar fabric to mine, glad to see it comes out so nice!
JulieJP answered:
The braid is a piping braid - I just wanted to add a bit of luster as the fringe (selvage) is matte.
LynneCoverLV asked:
Also, did you make your fringe using the organza method?
JulieJP answered:
You mean cut it in the fabric biais? No, I just cut the selvage and sewn it to the piping braid before sewing the whole thing to the jacket.