Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Orange JAM

I got photos of my JAM#2.   The pattern is B5567.

Shannon made this and I thought it was a cute, unstructured jacket.  Mine is made of bright orange knit fabric which has a loopy face, very much like terry.  It's supposed to be unlined, but I added one which gave the fabric the body which it needed.  Both the fabric and lining came off the grab table at a sewing club, so this garment was almost free.



The only closure is a covered snap.  I sewed a glass button on front but it's non-functional.


The lining is the same color orange as the jacket.


This is the easiest jacket I've ever made.  Nothing to it.  It's a good pattern if you want a plain canvas for embellishing, or for that piece of fabric that cries for something simple.  It can be fitted a bit more by sewing in the vertical darts, which I didn't do.  I may go back and put them in one day.

On to JAM #3, which I haven't decided on yet.  I have a couple of patterns pulled to think about.

My husband is recovering well from the stroke.  So far, so good. 

34 Talk to me:

Eileensews said...

Love your bright color choice!

Carol said...

Stunning colour. I need it in my closet. I am coming to steal it from you. Good news about your husband!

KID, MD said...

Another happy jacket! Love it!!

Lori said...

Beautiful jacket, the color is wonderful. Great news about your husband.

Teddylyn said...

Love your jacket! Both the color and texture of the fabric is fabulous. This is a greets style too. I dont think it will ever go out of style!

Lynda in LV

Teddylyn said...

Well, that should be a GREAT style...

Anonymous said...

I really like the orange jacket and the snap/button treatment. Also it is great to read that you dh is progressing well. mssewcrazy

shams said...

A cute, happy jacket. Glad to hear your husband is improving!

Mary Nanna said...

You did so well to get your JAM out this month - and a super cute one too. Truly less is more.

Aminat said...

This is really cute, I love both the color and the style....

Sue said...

A lovely bright and cheery jacket! That pattern never appealed to me but seeing it made up .... looks great.

julia said...

I absolutely love this jacket! Since I am beginging to think of sewing for myself again, this looks like something I could maybe start with.
I am so happy for you that your husband is doing well.

Cecili said...

That jacket is so gorgeous, I love the bright colours you've used for your 2 JAMs and I can't wait to see the next one you'll make :) I'm glad your husband is doing better, all my best wishes to you two!

Kyle said...

Gorgeous jacket--love the citrus theme you have going on with your JAM jackets. Is green next? :) Also love how this jacket was practically free. It's so beautiful! Also that is great news about your husband!

Karin said...

I am glad your husband is doing better. I love orange. It just brightens everything and makes neutrals "pop."

Bunny said...

Absolutely love it! You are right on trend with your hit of orange color.

Glad to hear your hubby is doing better. I can see it in this jacket, joyful happy color and effort!

Clio said...

I love it! What a great color!

Rose said...

This is a great jacket, Gwen. The button/snap combination adds a lot for a finished look. I may just come steal it (if I can beat Carol). I have the pattern in my Q and think I have an orange fabric somewhere that would be perfect. That's good news about your husband.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I just can't get enough orange! Love it! So glad to hear your husband is doing better.

bluemooney said...

This is soooooo cute! Good news about your DH.

Audrey said...

Your post title makes me smile, because there is such a thing as orange jam, though it is often called marmalade. It is a bright orange color just like your lovely jacket. I think the textured fabric is a good choice for a very simple jacket. It gives it some interest. Glad to hear you DH is recovering.

Irene said...

What a luscious shade of orange! Gorgeous. Easy jackets are such a good wardrobe boost.
Glad that all's on the mend at your house.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

So glad to hear your husband is recovering.

I just love this color. I probably will never have the guts to buy or wear orange, but I still love this.

melissa said...

This looks great! What a fantastic colour for spring, you can't help but smile when wearing it. :)

Trudy Callan said...

Your jacket is gorgeous. Such a fabulous color. I know you must look amazing in it.

Thank you so much for wishing me congratulations on my pregnancy. I will try to get some baby bump pictures posted in the next week or so.

Rosy said...

That jacket was awesome, the fabric is very elegant and the color is very fun, so it has balance, lol.
I hope that your husband improves and you can enjoy all those wonderful garments that you are sewing at social events, the two together.

j.kaori said...

Gorgeous jacket --- you always choose such fun colors! Good to hear that your husband is recovering!

Sister said...

Glad about your husband, and LOVE the jacket!

vernonfashionstudio said...

Wow! Very cool jacket. Your sewing club grab table is a great place to 'shop' apparently.

Linda T

Shannon said...

I love your orange jacket - so bright and sunny!

Shannon said...

I love this orange! The glass button is unique and pretty and really looks perfect on this fabric. I'm glad to hear your husband is doing well. I hope he continues to improve.

MushyWear said...

I am so glad I just saw this post! I really love this jacket. The color is awesome. I am contemplating a spicy orange for the skirt I am getting ready to make. So good to hear your husband is still making positive progress!

Omega said...

I love this jacket, what a great color! Beautiful job!

Sherril said...

Oh my, can I borrow your gorgeous jacket sometime?

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