The Knit Jacket

I finished the jacket yesterday. I am not all that happy about the outcome. My first impression of the pattern and the actual garment were not in sync. I just did not have eough fabric left to eliminate the turned under hem showing in the collar area. It is just a look that does not appeal to me.

A suggestion of using a decorative stitch or some trim was a good one and I considered it. I decided however that this will call even more attention to this area and I really want the focus on the dress I plan to wear with it.

Interestingly I saw a pattern at KS that is actually more of what I thought this jacket would look like, even though the collar style is different. I really like the KS pattern.

So without further ado, here is a photo of the jacket.

You can go here to see more shots and some additional comments.


  1. Do you think it's too objectionable to wear? If so, that's unfortuante. Sewing is a continuing learning experience, for sure.

  2. For what it's worth, it looks fine to me. The hem adds a nice depth to the collar and defines it just a bit. If I hadn't known it was the hem I would have assumed it was nice topstitching or something of the like. It looks finished and quite nice to me!

  3. Bonjour Linda,
    Judging from this picture I like th collar very much,
    but you are the one that kows better as it hard to judge by photos
    I'll check the other pictures to see if there's something wrong for me
    Don't get discouraged, I know I hate spending time on a project and not liking the result

  4. I love your jacket! I was just able to find this pattern this past weekend and I can't wait to make it.


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