Monday, January 14, 2013

Stick a fork in it!

Sorry...that's my silly way of saying my jacket is done.  LOL.  I'm so pleased with this pattern and the resulting jacket.  I will make it again; not this year but possibly in a year or so.  I'd like to add a couple of things next time around.  I'd love to add an inside pocket to the lining and a hanging chain.  I totally meant to add one this time, but just forgot.  Shrug.  There's always next time, right? 

This is how I chose to sew on my large snaps this time.  It's very secure and you can sew it from the top side of the garment. 

After seeing this picture, I suppose you've guessed I chose to use decorative buttons and functional snaps.  These snaps are large, about the size of a quarter.  

HA!  You didn't think you'd get to see me did you?  LOL.  Well I grabbed Alan from his shop and made him get a few shots this time.  

Love this coat!!!!  I think the length is right for me, the style isright for my laid back lifestyle with the fiber content (wool & cashmere) making it a little luxurious and the color is yummy.  And it only took about 2 weeks of off and on sewing to complete it.

No, I don't have a stomach ache; that's my normal face squinting into the sun.  LOL.  These aren't great shots and we were hurrying because we were loosing the late afternoon sun.  

In summation, followed the pattern directions pretty much.  The extra things I did were:  added 2 inches in length, narrowed the sleeve by 1.5", added underlining and catch stitched the seams and added snaps.



  1. A lovely jacket! The lining is so fun.

  2. WOW! This is gorgeous - from the fun surprising lining right out to all the little features. You will get a lot of wear out of this, and a heap of comments on its good looks ... well done! ...J

  3. Nice coat. You finished it just in time for a cold snap.

  4. beautiful coat you must be so pleased with it (well we can see you are). Enjoy wearing it.

  5. What a super coat! I like the color--a coat other than black or gray is a welcome sight. Nice style.

  6. Looks lovely, such a great color. Good choice going for the decorative buttons and the easy snaps. Looks great, but easier to get on (and off). Really like how it turned out, and still loving the lining!

  7. Wonderful coat. The style and color look great on you and I can just imagine the luxurious feel of the fabric.