The seasons are changing so you may have already made your Jackie for Winter.Janelle's first JackieMaybe you're considering making Jackie for Fall?My first JackieEither way COB 31 October is the date we'll announce the two (that's right two) winners of the Jackie contest. Janelle's gorgeous camel colour JackieThe winning entries will be chosen using that … Continue reading Jackie contest launch
Jackie is my 'just grab it' jacket for Winter.My head cold dictated being rugged up in a warm, soft jacket with a collar that hugs me was perfect.Here's how I've worn Jackie during the week.Orange really lifts my spirits on a cold and very grey winter's day.Jackie has also been a fun casual jacket too.My … Continue reading Jackie – It’s orange
Lining:This black acetate is a medium weight fabric and will add to the coat weight. It's lovely and smooth.Sewing black fabric can be a pain to see so I use a dark contrasting colour thread to help me see and unpick seams easily. I've used brown thread on black in the lightened pic below.I use … Continue reading Jackie: Lining, collar and facings
If you've already made the buttonholes, these pockets will be a breeze to sew.Here are you pocket pieces ready to work with.Mark the pocket with the pocket template.I've then stitched around the pocket markings. Here's the front view.Here's the back view.The welt pieces are then sewn together and turned to the right side.Here are the … Continue reading Jackie: welt pockets
Jackie has raglan sleeves and I still need to make a roll shoulder adjustment so let me show you how.The adjustment above is from my adjustment reference book: Fitting and pattern alterations: A multi-method approach to the art of style selection, fitting and alteration by E. Liechty, J. Rasband and D. Pottberg-Steineckert. Expensive book to buy … Continue reading Jackie: roll shoulder adjustment
If you've printed your pattern and are trying to figure out what size to choose, there are a couple of reality check things you can do before you decide to pick your size.1. Do you have a jacket that you love? Yes: Grab your measuring tape and check the dimensions on this jacket.No: Go to your nearest … Continue reading Jackie: Does size matter?
If you already know how to print pdf patterns, ignore this post.The jacket construction posts are next so stay tuned.Did I hear you say 'I don't use pdf patterns'?If you did, this post might help you realise pdf pattern are a fast way of getting the pattern you love right now.You know you want to. … Continue reading Jackie: printing your pattern