Sunday, January 24, 2010

McCall 5941 Almost Done

This jacket is sooo near done.  I decided to put red decorative snaps down the front, but had only two.  I have ordered snaps from SnapSource to finish this cap-sleeve jacket.



The fabric is black/white wool houndstooth.  I made a few changes to the pattern.  I added red piping down the CF and on the collar.  I made two beautiful, perfect piped pockets, but when I basted them to the jacket, I didn't like them so off they came.   The pattern didn't call for a lining, but I prefer it lined.  Lining is red.

The major change to the pattern was shortening the length of the collar.  The original collar ends at the finished edge of the jacket, so thatt it can be worn standing up.  Here's how it actually should look:


But, I would never wear the collar up like that, and making it this way, if  the collar is worn down, the two ends of the collar overlap quite a bit.   Instead, I made the collar edges stop at CF.  The CF to the finished edge of the jacket is 2"--quite an extension.  I took 4" off the CB of the collar.  It worked out well, and the collar lays nicely now. 

I'll wear that jacket over a long-sleeve red Tshirt, which I made today.  I'll get a pic wearing it when I get the snaps finished.  This makes a nice layering piece, and would be a good transitional garment in between seasons.

More later. 

29 Talk to me:

Tanya said...

Very cute, the red accents really make it.

shams said...

I agree, the red just pops. So cute!!

Faye Lewis said...

That is such a great looking jacket.

Linda T said...

Oh, I just love this jacket!! The red just pops and makes it special.

Vernon Fashion Studio

KID, MD said...

It looks amazing!! I actually like it with just to two snaps. I think it's cute. Maybe not so practical though. :-)

Nancy K said...

great jacket and I love the red piping.

The Sewing Loft said...

Very smart looking jacket!

Sew Passionista said...

Gwen,this jacket is so cute!(hope you don't mind me using that word) I love houndstooth and will be making my daughter a chanel type jacket in it in the next couple of weeks.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Kathi said...

The red snaps and piping look amazing!!! I can't wait to see it once you have added the rest of the snaps. Please include a bigger picture of the snaps -- I want a better idea of the size.

Myra said...

Looks great!

Carol said...

Love it!

Aminat said...

The jacket is sooooooooooo cute, I love the red touch...

Uta said...

Great little jacket. I love the combination of black and white with red! And short-sleeved jackets are a refreshing change from the usual silhouette - when I'm over my last jacket sewing adventure, I may need to make one, too!

Sigrid said...

Love the red piping accent. Beautiful.

Trudy Callan said...

Your jacket is looking so cute. I love the red.

Lina said...

Lovely jacket!I can't wait to see it with finished snaps and red T-shirt under it.

Eugenia said...

Beautiful jacket. I love the style - your collar adjustment has worked perfectly. Love those red snaps - great choice!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love those red snaps, they really give it some zing.

Heather said...

Love it!

Teddylyn said...

Oh cute! I really like the style and the color combo~

Lynda in LV

Julia said...

I knew I was going to love this jacket, and I was right!!! It's too bad that the pockets didn't work out. Can you use them some way for something else? You could make a small purse out of them, maybe?

Rose said...

You got some popping red there! The jacket is looking great!

fittingtips said...

Love the snaps! And you are so right about the collar.

Sharon said...

That turned out beautifully! I love the red piping detail (and red lining).

Cecili said...

I love houndstooth and the red contrast works fabulously well! I also like the design, it has a vintage vibe doesn't it? There are so many beautiful things on this blog, I'm glad I found it :)

Susan said...

The houndstooth really does work perfectly with the red piping. Very nice touch!

QueenSH said...

This is is going to be marvelous!! I love red, black and white together especially houndstooth. Bravo!

Kat said...

Oh, that's looks so cool!

Linda said...

I appreciate your comment regarding my current jacket in progress. I decided to view your blog and look for this McCall's jacket. I like your versions of this jacket.

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