Wednesday, December 8, 2010

At The Finish Line

This jacket is almost finished.  At last! I still have to edge stitch and remove the bastings.  Here's the front.


 And the back.  Love the pleats!



I added a turned up cuff and buttons to the sleeves.





This jacket has a retro-feel with the large collar and pleated, swingy back.   It's easy construction, easy fit.  I will make it again, probably in the spring.

Have a great holiday.  Hope Santa brings you lots of sewing goodies! 
 

19 Talk to me:

KID, MD said...

Very cute! I like the pleated back as well, and the turned up cuffs are adorable. Fine work, as always!

Karin said...

It does have a retro feel without being too costume-y. I especially like the sleeve cuffs.

Eugenia said...

Beautiful jacket - I love this style - it's going to work so well with so many garments. Your workmanship looks superb!

Lynn said...

I love the jacket. Did you draft the sleeve cuffs or take them from another pattern? They look like they were drafted for the jacket pattern exclusively. Your basting looks so tailorish. I really like that.
A book I ordered for Christmas came early. The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques by Linda Maynard. I'm still looking it over.

Irene said...

Wow! Looks fantastic. I especially like the cuff detail.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Gwen - you know I've made this jacket so I already love it! And your jacket is another terrific version of it! But I had a question, why did you baste the edges? Inquiring minds...

Lori said...

Your jacket looks terrific. all the details are perfect and the cuffs are my favorite.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is a great collar! What a fun jacket.

Bunny said...

Love it! Those cuffs are gorgeous.

Faye Lewis said...

Gwen that is such a lovely little "Lucy Jacket" aka swing jacket. Love those cuffs.

Sharon said...

Beautiful jacket, love the collar and the cuffs.

JoanneM said...

Beautiful cuffs and pleats. Nice accent!

sewistafashionista said...

I love your back pleats and cuff. It looks so lovely!

Sheila said...

Lovely jacket and love the cuff detail.

kbenco said...

Gorgeous jacket. I love the cuffs too!

j.kaori said...

Just beautiful! The cuffs are truly amazing and a wonderful detail! Have a wonderful holiday!

Julia said...

I love this jacket!!! As always, your special details just make it perfect! Hope you have a great Christmas!

vernonfashionstudio said...

That is fabulous as always!! The retro feel is so perfect. Love the collar.

Merry Christmas Gwen and everyone posting and reading here!

Linda T

Cindy said...

I am finding hand basting does save a lot of time in the end! Your tailoring is beautiful.

Merry Christmas!

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