Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Summer Sewing: Classic Plaid Jacket

All Photographs are self portraits taken by myself.
 
One of my favorite sewing pattern-makers is a discontinued Simplicity brand called Build by Wendy.  Her patterns were one of the first patterns that I ever worked with.  I have the whole collection and this summer I was going back and remaking a lot of her patterns.   I made this jacket from her 4109 pattern, which several variations to the design.  I made mine with a standing collar, and I decided to leave out the buttons and make it into a throw over coat.  I also took in the size a little bit to make it slightly better form fitting.

I also made the shirt that I'm wearing.  It's just a basic button down made from my leftover prom dress fabric.  I love the texture of this fabric - you may not be able to tell through the photos, but the gold dots are slightly raised giving a really fun texture! 








 Outfit:  
Sunglasses:  ZeroUV
Hat:  Red Clover Boutique
Jacket:  Esther Boller
Shirt:  Esther Boller
Pants:  Forever21
Shoes:  Le Bunny Blue
Animal Ring Set:   Style Moi
More projects and a few new sewing tutorials are coming up soon!

20 comments:

  1. Lovely, as per usual. Question for you: how do you get the focus to work well on your self-portraits? That's something I've never managed to crack...

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  2. Love the jacket - and your styling, as always, is wonderful. The mural makes an intriguing backdrop. Did your mom paint it?

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    1. Thank you Charade! I know, isn't it a great mural?! No, my mom didn't paint this, but she has painted murals in the past! This is one on an outside wall in a near my hometown in Indiana.

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  3. That jacket is gorgeous! Loving this outfit! :D
    I've only ever made really bad sweatpants and an ugly dress, haha. My mom is the one who is good at sewing.
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words about my jacket! Haha well, I think everyone has those beginning sewing pieces. Mine were not so pretty either! I wouldn't feel too discouraged from sewing :)

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  4. Cute look! The jacket is especially great!

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  5. The jacket looks really well made, as with all of your projects ; )

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  6. The jacket is awesome, nice work! Definitely an everyday fall piece. Also envious that you can carry off that floppy hat so well!
    It's such a bummer the Built by Wendy patterns were discontinued, mainly because I only have a couple. :( She has such a wonderful sense of design!

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    1. Thank you Emily! Exactly what I was thinking, fall is a great season for jackets :) And I agree, it was a complete bummer! Usually you can still find them on ebay though, which is great!

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  7. It is unreal how talented you are!

    Rachel

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    1. Aw thank you Rachel for your sweet words!

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  8. Both beautiful pieces! I love the flipped out notched collar on your jacket. And it goes so well stylistically with that gorgeous top too. It's so hard to tailor with a fine chiffon like that. Your work is exceptional :)

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    1. Wow, thank you Carolyn!! That means a lot coming from a great seamstress like yourself! :)

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  9. Beautiful jacket. Absolutely perfect for fall - although I'm not sure how much 'fall' Savannah gets, I've only been there in spring. I think the hat is the perfect color to wear with it, too - there's very much a Diane Keaton + 70's thing happening here and I love it.

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    1. Thanks Katie!! Yes, Savannah doesn't get a fall at all. We get a little bit of a spring, but that's only in the "winter" months. Usually it's a mix between summer and spring. haha. That's why I'm going to be selling this jacket in my etsy shop later on :)

      And goodness, thank you for the Diane Keaton compliment! I'm obsessed with Annie Hall so that means a lot!

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