Sunday 24 February 2008

Weekend sewing

So I made a bit of progress on the Vogue denim jacket - basically I have pretty much got as far as I can for now until I purchase the zips that I need for the front and sleeves.  I've attached the back pieces together, sewn the upper sleeves and the collar.  I decided to use white Guterman topstitching thread to highlight the seaming and like the effect.  My denim is quite heavyweight so it's a bit tricky topstitching some areas on my little domestic machine, but I'm just taking it slowly.  It's a bit of a drag having to constantly change the top thread, but I think it will be worth the effort.  Here's a picture of the back pieces.

I also purchased some fabric for the BWOF 0208 jacket pictured in the previous post.  It's a jacquardy, brocady fabric.  You can see I don't really know what it is, but I love it, as soon as I saw it I knew it was what I wanted for the jacket.  Isn't it great when that happens?.  It is very difficult to photograph though, it's an olive base colour with some rust and gold patterns on it.  I also purchased the lining I need for both jackets so all in all a pretty restrained shopping trip.
I did however buy a few Butterick patterns in their online sale.  I got these ones;


  1. Your topstitching is beautiful. Agree that it's a lot of work to change continually, but always worth the effort.
    Nice fabric and patterns.