Friday, November 9, 2012

My Coat of Many Colors

Made my own pattern for my pre navy jacket
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This is a jacket I made for a pattern from old fabric that I had on hand in like forever...I never expected
It to look good enough to wear when I made it but it turned out to be a great fall jacket and
I've had a lot of compliments on it everywhere I go. :)
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My pattern trial jacket in Navy.
Now from this pattern, the paper one I made. I tweaked it until I got exactly what I wanted.
I made the sleeves a bit more fitted at the wrist in my "real jacket".
I made it slightly shorter in front and longer in back.
I didn't make a belt although I still may later.
I made the pockets deeper.
I used different fabrics for different pieces
I added a hood
I changed the lapel


"My coat of many colors"
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Ta da!!! I've finally finished my jacket and took pictures of it!!! I had took pictures of it before
But I hated them so I took more and I like these a lot better, so much so that I didn't know
Which ones to choose to put on here...so I posted a lot of them, hope you don't mind!!
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The black fabric is fabric I found at French's (Used clothing store) and the
Pink and white fabric is fabric that I had got to make a quilt and hadn't used yet.
The plain white and pink fabric also
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I quilted the pink and white fabric with black thread. The jacket is lined with
A thick and sturdy quilting fabric, not the cheap kind but a good quality one.
I then put a binding on the collar and front edge of the jacket.
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I also quilted all the black with white polka dots.
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The jacket has princess seams with pocket inserts in them. I got the idea for the pockets from
My threads magazine November 2000. I am doing really good using the ideas from my magazines!!!
I have lots more to go through and make things from them.
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The side welt pocket idea. I made mine a bit different

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I used the quilting ideas from this
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And this

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I strip pieced the back with all the different fabrics I had on hand and
I added a hood. I wasn't sure if I should add the hood but I am really glad
I did!!!

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The light pink and dark pink woven plaid fabric is fabric that I bought at Fabricville last
Year but never made anything with it.
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The sleeves are not quilted but they are pieced with white on the inside.
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The pockets go all the way down to the bottom of the jacket. Very comfy and
Warm since it is all lined inside too.
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Detail

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Learned this from Pinterest. How to pose to make your waist look tiny!! Lol
Works great!!!
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The back of the jacket is longer and shaped. There is also a pleat there
Although it is hard to see in pictures.
  
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This is a dressy casual jacket.
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buttons….I could have added more buttons but they are 3 1/2 hours away
so I didn’t
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Love my hood Smile
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I made the lapel so that is a bit asymmetrical.

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back detail

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My cat Minou follows me every time I go outdoors. She always has to get in the pictures!! lol
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Got my earrings at the dollar store for $1.00 cha ching!!
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That’s it folks!! All in all I am pretty happy with how it turned out. It should keep me warm this winter.
My critical eye sees things I could have done better….maybe with the next jacket! Smile
Thanks for looking, hope you liked it!!!