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Updating the Jacket Re-creation Project

Last June, I posted about my attempt to recreate a jacket that I’d had a lot of years ago. Well, the start of the sewing part of that project. I finally got some time to work on it over the weekend, and here we are.

looking at the current progress on re-creating a jacket

The sleeve seams have been sewn and the placket I’m using on them is attached and topstitched down. I stitched the back and fronts together at the shoulders, and attached the standing collar. It did not come out perfectly, and I promise you, there was considerable cursing involved. But no one is going to notice or probably even see the two glitches. No, I’m not saying where they are. I also overlocked the side seams.

I still have to attach the cuffs, then get the bottom band attached and topstitched. Then buttons and buttonholes.

What have I learned so far? I’m getting some experience working with linen, which will help with another project I’m planning. Ummm. I shouldn’t have but bought some more fabric with some cash I’d gotten for Christmas. Including this gorgeous linen print that I will post about later.

I’m still working on getting past the perfectionism. I suspect that one’s going to be a lot harder to get past. But I did leave the glitch in the collar. And I’m beginning to get excited about wearing my new jacket. And thinking about the silk version that I hope to make. I’ll count that as progress.

You can find other Sewing Report blog posts by clicking here for the Archives page. Or you can check out my latest novel release, Death of an Heiress here.

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