Sunday, January 06, 2013

Progress on KS Jacket

This is an interesting jacket with the multiple back jacket pieces.  It feels like piecing a quilt. All back pieces have been stitched together.  One piece, the side back panel piece, did create a small issue and is due to the pattern not quite matching up the way it should.

While pin fitting the pattern pieces previously, I found this pattern piece not working well with the back panel piece it is attached to.  I thought that part of the issue is where I transition from medium to large and in part it is.  However when I matched up the original pattern piece, not my traced version, to the other original panel piece using same size I found that there is a fitting issue as result of the pattern draft.  Even with the adjustment I made to my traced pattern piece there was still an attachment issue but very solvable.

I basted the side front piece to the back jacket unit at the shoulder and side seams.  I just wanted to get a general idea of the fit.  The instructions call for topstitching the back panel pieces and I plan to do this as I think it will help with the bulk/weight of this fabric.  With several pattern pieces throughout the back area it will help this with the shaping also.  I am using a faux suede fabric and the wrong side looks like twill or denim, so there is some weight to this fabric.

The pattern calls for it to be lined and I have not cut out the lining fabric yet.  Sometimes when I am making a garment I sew up the lining first and fit that.  This jacket lining has a solid back piece so I decided I needed to sew the back panel pieces first for better fitting.

I will baste the collar and front piece so I can be sure that if there are fitting adjustments needed to the back, I can make those before doing all the topstitching.  That is a pain to remove those stitches to make those adjustments.

Updates later.

7 comments:

  1. That back piece looks fantastic - the sewing lines make a great effect...J

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  2. Linda, all of my print ponte de roma knits were purchased at my local Hancock's. They had an array of pretty ones, as well as some that I thought were not so pretty. It usually runs $12.95 per yard, but I ALWAYS wait because it goes on sale quite often at 30 to 40% off. I got a lot of my solid ones there too, Joann's has the solids as well. Some of my solids have been hoarded from my one and only dream trip to Mary Jo's Cloth World in North Carolina right outside of Charlotte. Mary Jo's everyday price was $7.95, but that was like two years ago.

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    1. Thanks for info! My nearest Hancocks is in Richmond-3 hours away! I will have to go online and look. I have not been to Mary Jo's in years!!! I may even have some fabric from there that I have not sewn yet.

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  3. On the pattern envelope, the drawing is and the photo are different. The drawing shows the jacket has overlapping fronts, but the photo shows a fly-away front. I'm interested in seeing how yours looks.

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    1. I noticed that when I started on this pattern while tracing. When I pin fitted the pattern it overlapped. We will both find out.

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  4. Wow - that jacket is looking fab. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Thanks, I hope to finish it up this weekend.

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