I’m back with an awesome jacket!
I know… It’s been ages… I was so overloaded with my day job that I couldn’t update my blog as much as I wanted.
But the hectic 2012 has finished and I’m back with new projects :))
So, zillion years ago I’ve posted a text about my upcoming sewing project. I’m glad to say that I’ve finished it, wore it many times and already put it in the spring/fall shelf of my wardrobe ‘cause the winter is back, after long days of cold but sunny weather.
What’s on my sewing table…
I have even less time I can spare for my sewing passion this month. But I’m determined to keep up with my sewing life and blogging about it! :)
I’m dedicated to finish this jacket for this month. The pattern was published in Burda Style’s August 2012 issue with pattern no. 137. It can also be purchased from here: Shawl Collar Jacket
I really liked this collar style as it allows free movement when wearing a jacket for work.
I’ve never made a shawl collar before and I really liked the way it looks on the model. We’ll see whether I’ll be able to pose like her when I finish the project :) Considering my 6 feet tall figure, I think I should shorten the waist part a bit.
As I cannot go for a fabric shopping, I have to use something from my fabric stash. So I decided to use this gray lightweight woven fabric with a satin facing that I’ve used for a blouse before. I just adore colorful facings! :)
Although the pattern looks stunning on the model, I suspect that part of is has to do with the tempting blue color of the fabric used. So my fairly modest gray fabric may not be able to show off as I much as I wanted. Thus, I’m thinking about putting a contrast color bias on the shawl collar. We’ll see how it’ll end up :)
Congratulations! I haven’t seen many blogs that provide such thorough tutorials! Keep up the good work Sensei! By the way, when are you planning to sew and tell about a Chanel jacket?
Thanks for your comment :)
Let me clarify one thing first: I’m not a Sensei of anyone :) The “grasshopper” in the “Watch and Learn Grasshopper” page is actually myself who is a self-taught and very enthusiastic seamstress :)
I also think that I should sew a Chanel jacket these days, but I have couple of other sewing projects in mind before that. I guess I can include it on the to-do list for next month. In the meantime, please do watch the making of a Chanel jacket video I shared couple of weeks ago:
Peplum Jacket completed! I’m having a huge ego boost moment!
I’ve torn myself apart but finally finished it! Despite the few flaws in the lining, I managed to sew this jacket right :D
My sewing ego just boosted… Who’s gonna stop me now?! Would I be exaggerating a little if I aim New York Fashion Week for next year?…
Akris Collection’s Peplum Jacket on the way!
I just love the knock off patterns from Vogue :) This time I tried the V8718 jacket which is almost the identical pattern of Akris’ 2010 resort collection. See for yourself:
This is what it takes to wear a Chanel jacket. Some may think that it does worth those ridiculous prices, huh? :)
Enjoying world’s biggest art museum with my pop art jacket
While I was visiting one of the biggest art museums in the world, I wanted to have a fashionable outfit appropriate for the venue. Of course I first thought about wearing a high fashion gown, then I had a sinister feeling that I might overdo it and went for a pair of sneakers, jeans and my newly made pop art jacket instead.
With long corridors full of giant oil paintings and rooms full of artifacts, Louvre Museum was serving as a stage for my work-of-art jacket this time.