Monday, September 27, 2010

Sew Serendipity Jacket

For my birthday, my mom gave me the book, Sew Serendipity. The book is great. If gives garment sewing techniques in the beginning. It has a basic jacket, skirt, and dress/tunic pattern and then it shows how to alter each one with other details to personalize it. The directions are clear and easy to follow and there are a lot of pictures. I was also pleased that I didn't have to do any alterations to the pattern to make it fit, which is a first for me. I chose to make the jacket because I had never sewn one before. I didn't know what kind of fabric I would buy, so I just went fabric shopping until I found something I liked. I found a great wool blend that was black and purple.

I also found these great buttons that I thought went well with the design of the jacket.


Since I hadn't done a lining before and the pattern did not include directions for one, I hadn't planned on lining it. When I completed the jacket, I realized that I wouldn't be 100% happy with it without a lining.


I went back to Hancock Fabrics and found this terrific purple that was the perfect match for the jacket. I am so happy with the finished product and it fits great too, but I don't have a photographer here that can photograph me wearing it.


Now if only it would be cold enough to wear it...

7 comments:

  1. I think I'll have to check out that book!

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  2. Cute, cute, cute! But I agree, I wouldn't even want to try it on in this 100 degree weather we're having.

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  3. And it looks even better in person. That lining is a really great color with the fabric you chose!

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  4. The CAO & The Queen BeeSeptember 27, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    LOVE IT! Great job - coats are the ultimate. I wish it would get cold enough too! thought about you guys today - eating carrots grown in Bakersfield.

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  5. Oh my goodness Jenny, what an adorable jacket. You certainly are expanding your expertise. It's beautiful, and you did that with 2 kids around and working. AWESOME!!

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  6. Wow Jenny!!! Your jacket is super cute! I love it!!!!! It is going to look great on you!!!

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  7. im making this now - any suggestions or hints on the lining? Ive never winged a lining before but i think it would look bleh without it

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