26.8.08

Lined Jacket








Well, this was the last item in my winter wardrobe. I nearly didn't make it, but then patternreview had a lined jacket comp and I saw that Eddi Frantz left a comment on my blog encouraging me to sew this classic style (I can't believe he visited my blog...if you pass this way again Eddi, I love your columns in Australian Stitches!). He recommended a metallic fabric, but I had already purchased this wool. Halfway through, I was a bit despondent at how drab it looked, so then I changed to these rather fanciful buttons. It was a tough project by I am satisfied that it fits so well...no hollows at the bust or straining at the hips.
PS the photos are just plonked in this blog because I am on a borrowed computer and I need to get the photos up before the competition deadline.

18 comments:

  1. Hey came across your blog over at PatternReview.com Love your jacket so cute. Nicely done.:) great job.

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  2. Your jacket is awesome. need to check out this pattern too. I love it!

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  3. Your jacket is beautiful and those buttons are perfect! Nice job! Mary

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  4. That's a fabulous looking jacket!

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  5. Your jacket is beautiful! Very well done!

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  6. Gorgeous jacket! It looks fantastic on you.

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  7. Fab job! I really love the style and especially love those buttons. Great work.

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  8. Katherine, you have done a superb job on that jacket. The grey isn't drab at all - the buttons are a great highlight and a coloured scarf will lift it.

    You definitely should dabble in more tailoring. You are great at it!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful. And the buttons are to die for.

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  10. A Fantastic Jacket, so professionally made. I bet it feels fantastic to wear. I also love the denim skirt you have made!

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  11. It looks SO SO good on you! Great job!

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  12. Congrats on winning the Lined Jacket Contest on PR with your fabulous jacket. Btw, I have given you an award on my blog. I think you deserve a second prize. :)

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  13. Love this jacket ... I've made only one lined jacket before - this makes me want to make another.

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  14. Thank you!
    Blogs are such a fantastic way to interact and find out what different people from all walks of life are thinking, aren't they? (Sometimes I think that our readers forget that we are just people too! So I really appreciate your compliment.) Just want to say that even if the photos were 'plonked' on, you look fantastic in that jacket! The buttons were a genius touch. I myself do this all the time to 'upgrade' a jacket and it's the easiest way, isn't it? I don't think the colour looks drab at all, it only highlights how GREAT your figure looks in it! Would love to know how else you will wear it. Please keep tailoring....it's a dying art!!
    All the best,

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