Friday, April 03, 2009

New Vintage Wardrobe Project #21: The Indoor Outdoor Personality Jacket




What we have here is Simplicity 6217 from 1965. One of the few "designer" patterns I have.



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.

39 comments:

Kristin L said...

Verrrrry classy!

Anonymous said...

Is it rust proof too?

Kara said...

Absolutely LOVE the whole outfit! Fantastic job and I love the fabric choices!

Des said...

You're totally ROCKtastic!!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Luv, luv, luv it! The lining just makes it so special. I love making the inside of something as pretty as the outside. Makes you feel like you have a really special secret. xo, suzy

mary said...

What a gorgeous jacket! I love the patterns from the 60's. I just have to get up the nerve to actually make one up. Yours turned out fantastic!

Meghan said...

wow, that is absolutely beautiful! i love the lining and i love the buttonhole. my wonderful grandmother was an amazing seamstress, and that's the kind of detail she always loved. it looks fantastic.

sulu-design said...

It's been a while since you've modeled one of your fantastic creations. This jacket is gorgeous - and the lining kills me. So, so good.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

That is BEAUtiful!!!! I want to try to make one too!!! (although I don't think I have quite the skill set yet!!)

Anonymous said...

Adorable!!

love, Val

Erin said...

wow...so very retrochic! Love the lining fabric choice. The pattern on it is fantastic.

MarieGrace said...

Its absolutely perfect! Great job!

Angelina said...

Your growing skills are awing me. I did a welt pocket in Design school and since then have been scared shitless to approach another detail like that. Does Sally Stitch have really great instructions for bound button holes?

It looks really professional.

Michele said...

Too, too cute! Love vintage clothes. Looks like you did a great job.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I like how you use the old patterns!

When I used to work in a fabric store this CUTE little old lady would come in to buy lining material to have someone put in her jackets. She was so cute, she would say "a jacket with lining is just PEACHY!"

That was about 20 years ago and I can still remember her like yesterday lol.

Gwen said...

This is fabulous!!

Miss Smith said...

Your jacket looks beautiful- it's lighting a fire under me to get started on some vintage patterns in my sewing box!

jen b said...

good god that is cute woman! the lining is brilliant.

Pam said...

Such a cute jacket and I love the matching lining!

www.glitterandgrunge.com said...

Yup! LOVE this jacket!

Helen said...

oh that so inspires me!

amy said...

It is so very cute!

Suse said...

God that's good.

And mildew-resistant. How fabulous!

leah said...

Stunning, love the fabrics in and out! great job!

mscleaverchronicles said...

Love the fabric/color choices and the blossoms in your trees! I've yet to attempt a jacket yet maybe in the fall - I've got so many spring/summer shirts to sew!

Little Rascal said...

Wow!
Looks smashing baby!

Deirdre said...

I always get excited when my reader says there's a new post on Bitter Betty. I know it's going to be something good!

Love the jacket, love the fabric, love the lining, love the button!

Jenni said...

That jacket is gorgeous! Love the lining.

Javajem said...

This jacket is fabulous! Looking at the photo of the pattern - I never would have imagined it would come out looking that awesome!

ROck on!

BOWquet said...

That is a great jacket!!!

amanda button said...

it really turned out nicely, and i love that you chose that kind of fabric! :) The photo shoot is fab, too, of course.

Patricia said...

I'm a new reader and I must say that am impressed at the creativity and output of great stuff. Love the jacket and the button detail. You've inspired me to dust off my machine.

notsocrafty.com said...

That is a seriously cute jacket, you look tres chic.

Kelley Hart said...

Your jacket turned out BEAUTIFULLY! I love the shape and swing to it. Great job on the bound buttonhole--haven't done one of those since I was in 4-H!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I made that jacket and dress in high school ... I loved it then and love it now. Where can I find it? The bound buttonholes were almost .... not quite, but almost ... my nemesis.

Wow! Great.

April said...

Found your blog from 'Crafting a Green World.' LOVE the green jacket. Your bound buttonhole looks beautiful! I've always thought the fashion designs from the 50's and 60's are so elegant and classy. I must have been born too late, LOL. I have a box of vintage clothing patterns inherited from my grandmother. I'm inspired to look through and see what I can find!

Lisa said...

So chic.
You're awesome.

becca greene said...

how beautiful and chic

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