Friday, November 12, 2010

Kwik Sew 3369: Finished

Finally! It's actually been mostly done for a few days, but I had to make a trip to Joann's for more coverable buttons before I could finish it all the way. I lucked out — it was Buy 1 Get 1 Free on the Notions wall, where these buttons are in this store. I even remembered at the last minute I still needed a drawcord for my fleece jacket and got that too.

There are pockets in two of the front princess seams. You can sorta see them if you look hard. Look for the bartacks. (These photos can also be enlarged if you click on them.)

Back view:

I was sweating it out on the last of the topstitching thread because I have no way to buy more of this exact brand/color since it was part of a free bunch of thread I received a few years ago when I complained to Maxilock about some defective serger cones. Yes, it really is this shade of green, but it looks neutral on the red.

Luckily, I realized early on that it was going to be close and switched to a non-matching bobbin color on the seaming that's covered by the lining on the wrong side.

One thing I was not so lucky about — forgetting to interface the hem when lining and jacket were still separate. There was no getting around it because the hem wanted to curl the tiniest little bit, so I had to bite the bullet and go back inside the jacket/lining so I could fuse some interfacing to the hem allowance. But it made all the difference and the hem is great now. Doing the right thing is usually the right thing. ;-)

Tomorrow, I'll be working on re-making my Parris Island Family Day tee, and then I'll be done with the trip clothes, I think. But I still might cave and make myself a new Sunshine Top. How can I travel without any of those? ;-)

Just about a week to go before we leave. All of a sudden, it seems like the time flew. Was it really almost 3 months ago that I was a blubbering fool? It almost seems like yesterday.


  1. What a great looking jacket. And I was thinking the same thing about how fast basic training went. I bet his perspective is a little different!! My cousin went through Parris Island many years ago. Intense!

  2. Your jacket looks fabulous. I can't believe you get to see your son in a week, hurray, right?

  3. Your jacket looks great. I really like the coordinating buttons, collar and pocket flap with the chintz print.

  4. Your jacket turned out fantastic. What a great combination of fabrics. The contrast pocket flaps and buttons are a great touch. Beautiful work!

  5. That's a great jacket. Feminine and still very useful. I'm so glad you only have a week to wait! It's always exciting to get to see them again after so long. Have fun with your final preparations.

  6. Love that print and how the flaps and collar accent it so nicely.

  7. An Aussie ackubra hat would go nicely with that jacket. It has a western feel to it, but feminine. Well done!

  8. Your jacket turned out so nice!


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