Project

Purple/Copper Brocade Jacket

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The way it fits and the professionally made look. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use couture techniques whenever possible. I didn't underline this particular jacket, and I wish I had. I did install a full lining, including sleeves, so it feel great to wear. It would have been nice to catch-stitch all the seam allowances (they do behave fairly well, though).

What you will need

  • Dark purple brocade with copper embroidery from Mood fabrics
  • purple china silk lining
  • pro-weft medium weight interfacing.

Q&A with Cheryl Lemmons

Scheri Manson asked:
Cheryl beautiful. Now I know what I can do with the brocades I have in my stash. Whats next?
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thanks, Scheri. I'm currently making a mother-of-the-bride dress for one of my dearest friends. Her initial fitting had to be postponed due to her just recently being diagnosed with ovarian cancer and a subsequent hystrectomy. The wedding is next week and I am just now getting it cut out. Fortunately our spring break is starting and I will be able to devote all my time to sewing. I will definitely post pictures of Marti in the dress. Happy thought and prayers are appreciated. This one is important!
TanjaH asked:
Wow, this is so beautiful! I love the lines on the jacket and the brocade is amazing.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you TanjaH! The brocades at Mood Fabrics are wonderful.
HellyH asked:
Wow this is gorgeous. Well done you've made your jacket beautifully.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you HellyH! This was a fun one.
sewmuchtrouble asked:
Very well done and very beautiful!
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you, sewmuchtrouble.
hansity asked:
Gorgeous!
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you, hansity.