I realise that all of the posts in the last few years have been completed projects. I used to photograph as I sewed, I even posted as I worked, with the finished project at the end, nicely modelled on the daughter for whom it was made. So I thought, I might start that again! I’ve been working on a jacket for daughter no 1 using a 1m length of Linton Tweed. I like mixing things up a little, so I suggested we make a biker style jacket with the fabric, rather than something more predictable. That got the thumbs up!
I’m using the same Burda pattern as I did last year when I worked on the Refashioners project. This time, however, I’m not changing the pattern, because I don’t have to! 😀 So how far have I got? Well, I’m almost done… I cut and interfaced yesterday, block fusing so if there was any shrinkage it wouldn’t affect the pieces too much.
Today I did most of the construction, I thought I wouldn’t get as far as I did because I had ordered the zips online from Jaycotts and wasn’t sure when they’d arrive. Luckily, they came today! I used a black piece of wool for contrast and bulk reduction in certain areas, the welt for the pocket, facings, inner cuffs, waistband pieces & inner collar.
I think it’s worked rather well! I needed the bulk reduction, this tweed is chunky! I’m actually using the wrong side here, we decided it was less busy, and more likely to be worn this way around.
This is what it looks like tonight, with just the lining, waistband, cuffs & snaps to go. Now my eyes are tired and it’s time for bed!
7 thoughts on “Work in Progress Wednesday”
love the fabric and pattern combination. Very inspiring!
Looking great. What is your pattern please?
Thanks Caitriona, you could click on the link in the piece, but it’s 105 from September 2017
I really appreciate WIP posts because I like seeing inside well made garments like this one, although I know it’s a pain to keep remembering to photograph as you go, so thank you. Fabulous fabric and and ingenious pairing of pattern and fabric. I’m also truly impressed that you made a jacket from only 1m.
Thankfully it’s a short one! I’d have had trouble if it had been a normal to hip length jacket. I’m going to try to do one of these a week – if I have something I’m working on! I might even be able to pass on some tips! 😉