Monday, October 3, 2011
Now that the robe is off the plate, I can get to another jacket. I think this is number 7 this year. I have a nice piece of wool flannel I got at Hancock Fabrics, of all places. Every once in a while you can luck out and find something nice. LOL. When I went to the Vogue pattern's site, I found 5984 is already an OOP. Figures when I'm just now getting around to making it. I guess I'll never be fashion forward, just behind.
I really love the look of this jacket, swingy but not too swingy. Those of us with pear shapes know about that. The only thing I don't really care for is that center back pleat. Not for me. Grin. Needless to say, I'll be folding out that pleat when I make my version.
Here's that pretty denim blue wool flannel and a poly charmeuse lining fabric from Hancock's also. I purchased 3.5 yards at the time not knowing what I would make, just that I liked the fabric. I guess I've had it for a couple of years now. I had to examine every inch of the fabric for anything wrong and found 2 small spots that I marked with thread tacks. Knowing my luck, if I didn't mark them, I would cut out pieces right on top of the rub/worn marks.
I spent a couple of hours making my changes to the pattern. Since it's a Palmer/Pletsch pattern, it was easy with the lines already drawn where you have to cut. So...I made 1.25 inch FBA and added 2 inches to all 4 pieces. As you know, pattern companies draft for a person 5'5"-5'6". Since I'm 5'8" that's 2 inches for me.
My plan is to embroider tone-on-tone color on the lapel pieces, the collar and the welt pockets. I'm shopping my embroidery collection and testing out designs. When I've made a decision, I'll report back.