Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The Jean Jacket in "Suede"
Here is the pattern I have used many times for myself (Vogue 7610). I am going to use it for Liz's jean jacket and the only change will be to lengthen the sleeves a tiny bit. I have put a sticky note on the envelope so that I can keep track of the time required from start to finish (not including blogging however!) to make this jacket. Today, I spent 40 minutes - ironing the pattern pieces, laying out the fabric, deciding which way the nap went and laying out and pinning the pattern pieces. It was difficult to get the pins through the fabric too and I have a dent in one finger.
This is the fabric in close up. I stuck my finger in the shot to give it a sense of scale. What you cannot tell is how lovely the faux suede feels to the touch - like real suede, almost.
I have pinned all the pattern pieces and some are hanging off the far end of the table. There are a few pieces that get cut twice (making four pieces) like the tabs and pocket flaps so I'll have to make those up later. I've decided to use non-fusible interfacing so there won't be iron marks or bubbling showing on the right side. That means I have to sew all around the pieces and be careful there are no wrinkles. I have some white sew-in interfacing but I may go to the store to see if they have any closer to the fabric colour because you can see a flash of the interfacing if the wind blows the front facings open once you are wearing the jacket.