I wanted to wait to blog until Steve came home today so I could get some decent photos of my jacket to show all of you!!! It came out super well and I think it is pretty darn amazing and sexy for my first pattern making experiment in a jacket! The cut is perfect for me, and I'm glad I went with rounded edges on the front-- more flattering on me than just normal straight edges> I can see why so many people love doing outerwear for these reasons:
1. It takes a lot of tailoring for outerwear, but it's not tailoring a dress. Looser clothing like jackets and coats are always easier to tailor to someone's body than a dress or shirt.
2. There are a lot of fun techniques that go into outerwear, like shaping the collar, advanced seaming, and a lot of fine hand stitching in the lining, to name a few.
3. Outerwear is very rewarding and creative. I feel like there are so many more design options to outerwear than just sleeves, hem length, etc. Closures, trims, ruffle or no ruffle...the possibilities are endless.
|I added some lace trim to the seam line of the collar. I think it adds some good SHAZAM. I originally was planning on a nice ruffle (of course) but Steve said it looked "tacked on" and not really a part of the jacket.|
I'll be making another jacket very soon. I've caught the jacket bug.