"Can I wear post-punk to work?" Jacket for Jacket Challenge

comments (1) October 18th, 2010 in gallery     

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I had so much fun making this jacket! The fabric is leftover scraps of wool from previous projects - and a torn mesh laundry hamper! I used the BurdaStyle Eva 4102 jacket pattern, making changes to the pieces as I went to accommodate the fabric I had. I cut the front dart through to the shoulder line to make a princess seam so I could use two fabrics for the front - this also gave me a place to add an easy piped pocket in the side front. I made the shawl collar into a two-piece notched collar to make use of smaller pieces of fabric. Where perfect grainline was not an issue i pieced the fabric, using some on the crossgrain. When I had all the pieces arranged, I hid the pieced lines and decorated with twill and grommet tapes, layers of mesh for shading, a ring and a charm, and a machine-embroidered slogan. I drafted a pattern for a full bagged lining and used polka-dot lining fabric for fun and even more patterns. I didn't want the wool to be rough at the back of my neck, so I lightly quilted some black cotton for the back facing (eliminating the need for interfacing) and embroidered my name on it. The result: the blend of "tension, humour, and sense of paradox" that I was looking for in a tailored jacket!

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nancynancy writes: Very clever design and use of recycled wool.
Posted: 4:20 pm on October 18th
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