Saturday, January 16, 2010

Started the Jacket

I did get the jacket cut out the other night and started sewing it today.  It's going to be a jean-style corduroy jacket.  The fabric is a stretch corduroy that I bought last year for very little money at the end of winter.

The pattern I'm using is Vogue 2793, an out-of-print Oscar de la Renta.  It's a great pattern.  This is the third time I'm making it.  (To be honest, I don't really wear the other two that I've made because I don't have anything to wear with them, but I'm optimistic this one will work out well in my closet). 

The sleeve is particularly fantastic - I substituted this sleeve when making this jacket.  I'll try to take more pictures of the sleeve later.

Including the fashion fabric, the lining and the interfacing, there are 31 pieces to cut out.  Thirty one!  So far I've only done the corduroy.  All of the details on the jacket are great, but my goodness, this might take awhile.

The corduroy is really messy.  After an hour of sewing, my shirt is covered with  lint and fuzz.  Only the biggest pieces showed up in this picture, which is likely the wierdest one I've ever taken.


  1. This looks like a jacket that will be very practical,and made in corduroy you should definitely get lots of wear out of it. The sleeves do look interesting :)

  2. That is a great sleeve. I've just inherited a few boxes of older Vogue patterns...maybe if I'm lucky this will be one of them.

  3. Your jacket will be great! I am currently working on a pair of tan corduroy pants, so I feel your pain! I noticed your daughter in an earlier post, and have a bunch of patterns that mine have outgrown. Do you sew for your daughter? Would you like some second-hand patterns? My email is on my blogger profile...

  4. Ugh - I hate working with fuzzy fabrics like that!! EVERYTHING gets covered!

  5. Did you see that your picture was the one chosen for the PR Best of 2009 for the McCalls 5522 Misses Shirt? Congratulations!

  6. Thanks, anonymous - I hadn't noticed it!