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Friday, September 26, 2008

Patrones Issue 272, 12 Hallhuber Jacket Progress

Ok, finally over the jetlag (it seems to take longer the older I get) and back into sewing.

I decided to make a muslin of this jacket in some quite heavy green cotton (an Ikea curtain in it's previous life - I like sewing these heavy fabrics, it makes my stash look much smaller!);


Although it's a bit more of a boxy shape than I normally wear I really liked the sleeve and back design. It was easy to put together, the only problem I had was that the jacket had no neck facing pieces or lining and I really thought I had done something wrong. Thanks to help from Marji, Melissa and Tany, I discovered it wasn't me going crazy. Thank you ladies! Tany kindly read the instructions and apparently the jacket is supposed to be lined, and has no neck facing. It's not at all obvious from the fabric layout and I have learnt not to get too hung up about trying to do these patterns exactly as specified in future, but to just do my own thing.

The muslin was looking quite good, and there were no fit issues so I decided to finish the insides so that I could potentially wear this jacket. I still have to decide whether to just do a neck facing or lining or both and sew on the cover button and then it's done. Here is the jacket so far...

13 comments:

toy said...

i like this shade of green on you, it a nice jacket

Lisette M said...

It's looking very nice.

Vicki said...

That IS cute! Can you use a bias tape(made from the remnants) to finish off the neck?

cidell said...

Oh excellent. I have my eye on this one too just for the sleeves. It looks really cute. Thanks for working out all the kinks for me :)

Lindsay T said...

You are wearing my favorite style of jacket. Love all the details on this one. Looking good!

melissa said...

ooh this looks great! I'm loving the shape! I've got my main pieces cut out to hopefully assemble this weekend, but I'm holding off cutting the sleeve and hem bands (out of ribbing) until I see how wide or snug the rest of the jacket is...

Summerset said...

Cool! I am thinking about making the same jacket in bright blue! Your green test jacket looks great, and I'm interested in seeing your other one.

Faye Lewis said...

Great looking jacket.

Dei said...

I love your test jacket. It's a nice silhouette.

Christina said...

That is super cute. I've had my eye on this pattern too. I didn't even notice all those seam details before.

Sandy said...

The jacket looks nice on you. I am so envious of the Patrones magazines also.

Tany said...

The jacket is looking great! You are doing a great job!

Cennetta said...

The lines of this jacket are unique and quite attractive. Great job!