Saturday, April 23, 2011
In an effort to increase my blog activity without losing hours of possible sewing time, I'm going to try and just give the facts.
Pattern: Vogue 8601
Fabric: Wool denim
Pattern Design Adjustments: None. I made the one-button version (view DE)
Fitting Adjustments: Alterations are shown where you see orange pattern paper.
Construction notes: Bagged the lining, added sleeve heads, used Steam-A-Seam at the back vent (instead of under stitching) to control the lining from rolling out.
App. Prep time: Didn't really track it this time. But I did make a muslin so maybe around 4 hours.
App. Sewing time: (totally guessing) 10 hours
Real-life time: Most of the jacket was complete after a Saturday sewing marathon. The finishing parts - closing up the lining, adding the button, attaching the shoulder pad, and then opening up the lining and doing it again (see Miss Alaney) were done in a couple of evenings over the next two weeks.
Goes with: Black, dark gray, purple (yes, purple) wool pants and black wool skirt. On top - well, it's all about the turtleneck for me and I've got black, dark gray, and purple of those too!
Miss Alaney: See the pin poking out of the sleeve head? Well, I didn't. Not until the jacket was complete - hence the need to open up the lining!
New notion that I think I love! It's chalk in pencil form. It goes on so easy with very little pressure and most of the color can be rubbed out. I picked up the last one at Janie's Sewing Corner a couple of weeks ago. I'll try and remember to update if it works any better/worse than my first impressions.