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Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter jacket - M5936

After making the white dress, I realized I absolutely HAD to have a jacket to match. So with only two days to go I decided on McCalls 5936!  It shouldn't surprise you that everything came from my stash. I'm not sure what the fabric is but I think it's some sort of double woven cotton. It was a breeze to sew.

As I normally do before starting a project, I consulted PatternReview.com to find out if there was anything I needed to be particularly mindful of. Just from reviewing the photos, I knew the bodice ran particularly short. Aside from having the bust fit perfectly my next pet peeve is waistline placement. I'd rather have less than perfect seams than improper fit.

After making an 1 1/4" FBA, lowering the bust point 1" and adding an additional 1 1/2" length above the waist, this is how the front and side front pieces looked. I have scissors and tape and I'm not afraid to use them.




The finished jacket.


I added cording to break up the pattern a little, to match my shoes and just because I could! Although the pattern  only called for two buttons, I planned on using three. Even on the pattern envelope, the two buttons look to be spaced too far apart.



Collar and lapel



I love the red lining



I didn't line the sleeves because I intend to wear them rolled up not to mention I probably didn't have enough fabric anyway. I thought it would be a nice touch to show the constrast of the wrong side. It didn't quite work out as I planned because the difference is too subtle when looking at such a small portion of the overall effect. Although this is one of the most comfortable sleeves two-piece sleeve I've ever sewn, the cap was extremely poorly drafted. The cap was so much larger than the armhole that I had to trim it down. Unfortunately I didn't measure it during the fitting stage. I channeled my inner Tim Gunn and made it work.

 Modeling or whatever it is I'm doing!


Now that I look closer at the photos, my dress was getting "butt sprung" before leaving for church. The only time I sat down before these photos were taken was to put on my shoes! YIKES!


After church, keeping the white dress on was not an option. To the rescue was Simplicity 2648--my LBD. I really like the fit and the peplum is so on trend. I'll make it again but will reshape the peplum to lay flat.


24 comments:

  1. Very nice and the cording detail is awesome.

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  2. That is one gorgeous outfit . Your jacket looks beautifully made.

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  3. It's a pretty jacket and it was nice with the white dress but awesome with the black one! You look stunning in the black combination with those amazing shoes!

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  4. Nice jacket, I like its versatility - it would also look great with red.

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  5. Very nice and love it with the white dress.

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  6. Cute jacket and so well made! The piping adds a nice *pop*.

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  7. Love, love, LOVE this jacket!! The red piping and buttons are a perfect touch.

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  8. Love the jacket, the red piping and buttons really make it pop. LOL butt sprung.

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  9. I love the jacket. I love that you have scissors and tape and aren't afraid to use them too.

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  10. What a great little jacket. So versitile. I bet you will live in this jacket throughout the summer.

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  11. What a beautiful jacket.I am in love with the fabric and the details...Great job

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  12. cute!! and I love the contrasting lining :)

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  13. I agree with Faye, it would look great with red too! Love, love, love the black combo!

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  14. How pretty! Your jacket look equally well with black skirt or white. And probably would be fabulous over red also.

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  15. You look fantastic! I love the peplum and the red piping. Just gorgeous! I have a zebra print pique that I was thinking of using red piping with, and seeing your beautiful jacket, I think I will forge ahead!

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  16. What a lovely jacket. The peplum is so "hot" right now. I'm lovin'the piping detail and the fact that it's red on a black and white jacket -classic!

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  17. You look splendid. Perfect Easter outfit.

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  18. So feminine and flirty! Isn't it amazing how a jacket can look so different on two different dresses?

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  19. wow, it is so beautiful. I especially love the red addition.

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  20. Love this look in you. I have this pattern. I always check pattern review before making anything. The piping and lining makes it look really expensive.

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