Monday, May 18, 2009

CJ Patterns Inset Jacket

I intended to post photos of this jacket yesterday when I got home from church. But, my family went to brunch afterwards, and one of my grandsons smeared his baby-food covered mouth all over one sleeve. Then the other grandson, while sitting on my lap, managed to get gooey cheese omelet down the front of the jacket. It's okay though. I got home, rubbed some spot remover into the garment and washed it.


This is a very drapey, unstructured jacket. Lightweight, flowey. Love it! These pictures do not do it justice.



There is an upper and lower bodice. Pleats front and back on the lower bodice. Ties at CF. Dropped sleeve, 3/4 length. The fabric is beige/black print Tencel. I love Tencel. This fabric is soft, drapable and perfect for this type of top. I will make this again, probably in the fall. I'm thinking a solid color with matching pants. As long as it's washable!

I made some changes to my jean pattern, and am cutting them out today. I'm making a pair from very dark blue stretch denim. I have white denim in the wash to make a pair. I'd like to try a few other jeans patterns, but since I have one fit, I hesitate to start over again with the fitting process. KNIM?

There's a long holiday weekend coming up. My DH will be in the hopsital, so that takes care of my plans.
Have a great week!




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wendy said...

I really like the jacket- that print looks nice & springish :-)

Trudy Callan said...

It looks nice on you. I love the flowey look. The pleats in the back and ties in the front give it a nice touch. I'm glad you got the stains out. I can totally relate, though, since I have small children.

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Little Hunting Creek said...

Cute jacket! And I hope the hospital visit isn't too serious.

Lindsay T said...

That jacket turned out great! And I say stick with the TNT jeans pattern if it works for you.

Julia said...

My prayers are still going your way that your husband's health issues are resolved. It is as hard on you as it is on him in many ways.
I really love your jacket. That is MY kind of jacket, all flowy and feminine. I know the story about grands getting stuff all over your clothes and not really caring. You must be a really fun grandma.

knitmachinequeen said...

Love that fabric!

Lori said...

Cute jacket, sorry about your dh in the hospital. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Very nice jacket. It fits you well and I love the fabric.
Take Care!

j.kaori said...

What a popular grandma! The simple style of the jacket really showcases the beauty of the fabric. My thoughts are with you this weekend.

AmeliaSews said...

Beautiful fabric and beautiful jacket. Hope all is well

Rose said...

That's a nice jacket. It looks great on you - good style and looks comfortable. I love tencel, also. Hey, spot removers were made for Grandmas and Moms! My thoughts will be with you this weekend with your DH in the hospital.

Julia said...

I get my templates from thecutestblogontheblock.com
Lots of cute, free backgrounds there.

Anonymous said...

NOW.. WHY DID I THINK YOU LIVE ON A BOAT??? I GUESS BEING 64 DOES THAT TO YOU.. MAKES YOU SEE THINGS WHEN THEY ARE NOT THERE...
LILLY

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Gwen.... I love the jacket! What a nice flowing "topper" ! I am so glad to see this pattern made-up..I've had the pattern for a while, and now thanks to you I'm inspired to sew it.

knitmachinequeen said...

Gwen like you I love sewing jackets and especially like admiring yours!

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