Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Jacket

You may have noticed that I haven't been doing much crafting lately.  That's because now that the weather has gotten cooler, my sewing spidey senses have started tingling again and I've been spending most of my free time at my machine getting ready for what's to come next month.

All of my fall jackets are actually coats, and I made them several years ago.  You can check them out HERE.  So, I figured that it was about time to update my options.  I really wanted a shorter jacket but not something cropped and I wanted something double breasted.

I briefly thought about piecing my own pattern together from several vintage patterns I liked, but then I found Vogue 8884 and realized that it would meet most of my wish list.

V8884 - I made view A

I used a navy linen that I picked up from the bargain bin and some faux leather buttons from my stash.

I lined the sleeves and the back and then I ran out of lining and I was too lazy to piece another section for the front so I just used some tiny bias tape to finish the edge of the facing instead.

I love this pink polka dot interior against the navy shell.

It's a tiny bit big on me but once we get over our little mini heat wave here (it's only 4 degrees in the morning but by afternoon it's close to 20!), I'll start wearing sweaters and this should be a perfect fit.

I made one really big glaring mistake on this jacket that I could actually fix quite easily but probably won't.  I have too many other things on the sewing table waiting to be sewn up so I'll probably just leave it.  Can you tell what the mistake is?  I'll tell you on Twitter later today~

Have you started your fall wardrobe yet?  Any patterns to recommend?  Leave a comment below~


Donna Wilkes said...

Okay, you will have to tell me because I don't twitter. This jacket is great. I remember back in the stone ages when I made all my clothing, I loved the challenge of making jackets. Great details on this one. I like your hair color!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The jacket is amazing and seems flawless to me...

Lisa said...

Wow, gorgeous! This is wonderful and I love your fabric choice!

Linda said...

Love this jacket. I've never been successful making my own clothes.I love to sew so I've limited myself to sewing home decor stuff. Maybe I'll give it one more try. The jacket looks great.

Mitzi said...

You are an amazingly talented seamstress, Tamara! Nice work!

Adorned From Above said...

So cute. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.


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