I also really wish this jacket pattern was still in print. It has ABCD bust choices, so it fits very well, without having to do a Full Bust Adjustment.
What I Learned:
I did practise a lot of top stitching, but for the jean jacket in denim, I will use top stitching thread, or Extra Strong Guterman. Here, I tried double thread on top, and regular polyester in the bottom, but didn't like that some of the stitches looked loose, so I kept to single polyester on top, and changed colours, as I do seem to have a variety of mauves, blues, and navy threads!
I also learned more about working with stripes: they require more planning than I like!
Voila! I cut out a piece without that bold stripe and matched the V, then pinned it below the yoke, top stitched it and deleted the mistake.
I felt pretty proud of myself, because the stripe really bothered me, once I had sewn the body together.
I used a striking green fabric for the under collar, cuff linings, and facings, and used snaps, rather than buttons. I kept the snaps a little low key as I didn't want to have the jacket look "jeweled or bedazzeled", despite the bright colors!
|For those of you who like stop motion, seasick-inducing automatic gifs from Goggle. I figure if I watch it, I feel like I have exercised.|