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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Striped Fall Jacket


My sister-in-law's birthday is October 26th, and I promised her I'd make her a jacket for her birthday- 2 years ago!  Better late than never right?  That's my motto.  Debbie likes to dress casual- lots of jeans and t's, so I wanted to make her something that would fit in her wardrobe. This is me wearing it.  Last time I measured her, she was about my size.  She lives about an hour away, so we'll find out at Thanksgiving if it fits her.

I had this heavy weight striped wool from Fabric Mart Fabrics that was a steal at 3 yards for $5 last year.  I wanted to find a pattern that would show off the stripes, and I found this McCall's 5937 that uses the bias.  You can really see it on the back.  The only alteration I made was to lengthen it a couple of inches. 

The pattern doesn't have a closure, but includes a pattern for a tie-belt.  However, my fabric choice was so thick, that the belt just looked bulky, so I opted to add a single button and buttonhole.

I like how how it turned out!  I'll probably try to make myself something out of this pattern, but I'd definitely recommend a lighter weight fabric.  But, if she doesn't like it, well, I know someone who it fits just perfectly:)

1 comment:

  1. You can adopt me and sew for me if you'd like. ;-) Lovely jacket - your SIL is one lucky lady!

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