Friday, April 03, 2009
New Vintage Wardrobe Project #21: The Indoor Outdoor Personality Jacket
I put it together from a couple of yards of indoor out door upholstery fabric that I got off of a remnants table, locally. It adds the extra value of being fade proof and mildew resistant.
So very handy for a forest dweller!
This was my first suit jacket and I did modify the design a little to add the single large button at the neck. That would have looked bad with the floor length skirt ensemble but since mine was made to wear with the linen shirt I made and jeans... It worked perfectly for me.
I have to say I love this jacket. I wear it all the time. The heavy fabric was a little trickier to sew. Actually the sewing was fine. It was the turning and pressing that caused the challenges.
I definitely put my tailor's ham and my sleeve board through their paces getting the lines right. Because of that, this has been on my "to do pile" since last summer. But it's in the closet now!
And I can't wait to do my next suit!
My new trick was used to help highlight the large vintage button . I did my first bound button hole using the instructions from Sally Stitch.
And I did my second full lining installation. I am really starting to appreciate the beauty of linings. First, there are practically no seam treatments needed on a fully lined jacket, and second, there is nothing like adding a really pretty lining to make the indoor-outdoor spring jacket super deluxe... Which is after all, my very favorite flavor.