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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Saffron Safari Jacket Finished

I know - - - about time too!

My blog title - sewing gallery - has not been very appropriate of late. It's rather less of a regular gallery and more like one of those modern art installation with a big empty room containing a small and useless object artfully arranged in the middle of the floor. But all that is going to change soon I hope - from August I will only be working 3 days a week so I will have a whole extra day to get some pieces hanging up in my gallery.

Let's start now - here is the final jacket. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.





The only changes I made to the original pattern (shown below in case you need a refresher as it's been so long in the making) were to add a lining, omit the pockets and shorten the jacket by around 4 inches. I left off the top row of buttons since I will only ever wear this jacket with the collar open. I also only did one row of topstitching instead of 2 because I misinterpreted the instructions at the beginning and once the seams were enclosed I didn't want to go back and fix that.

Amazingly, with the other pieces I have completed recently I have created an accidental mini wardrobe :


20 comments:

Pirouette said...

You did a beautiful job on this jacket!

Lindsay T said...

Fabulous! And your buttons match so well.

-E said...

i'm inspired! I never would have thought a safari jacket could look so classy!

LauraLo said...

Beautiful!!!! I absolutely love it!

Erica B. said...

Very cute jacket! I love the pleated sleeve detail.

peacockchic said...

love the jacket and especially the color. You might not be producing a lot but you continue to produce quality...which is far more important!

Great job!

cidell said...

You, are walking hot stuff in this jacket. Gorgeous. Well done with the accidental wardrobe too!

Lori said...

Fantastic jacket, I really like the shorter length.

Vicki said...

I really like the shorter length. It goes so well with all your "accidental" wardrobe items. Beautiful work :))

Faye Lewis said...

Oh so beautiful.

Cennetta said...

Allison, That is such a smart jacket! You look fantastic. Love all three outfits.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It was worth the wait! It is stunning and I'm glad that it works with so many other pieces in your wardrobe!

Tany said...

I love it, and it suits you so well! Congratulations on a great job!

Kelroc said...

Great jacket. Love the color. I know you will get a lot of mileage out of it.

Ana'scloset said...

absolutely beautiful! I want to make this one too... =)

Christina said...

Well done! I have some UFOs that are even older than the saffron jacket, so I can relate to the feeling of guilt of having them sit there undone. I like this a lot. And the color works well with many others, as you've just shown us!

toy said...

such beautiful workmanship Allison, your jacket looks great a that is a great color you used, it looks good on you

Janene said...

You did a great job on the SSJ...

Marji said...

I thought I left a comment here on this, but maybe it was on your PR review. Love the jacket. It fits well and the details are marvelous.

D. said...

I LOVE this jacket! Do you have any idea where I can get this pattern? I have tried BurdaStyle, an extensive web search, etc., and have exhausted all known sources.