Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My Spot Velvet Jacket.... finished!



Here finally is my jacket in Tessuti's 100% cotton velvet in 'Navy Spot'. The pattern is drafted off a favourite jacket of mine. ( It may be a future Tessuti pattern to download - once I have graded it to other sizes .... do you think this is a style you might like to make ? ) I am really happy with the way it has turned out and I have worn it a few times already. This velvet fabric feels very luxurious and I love the tiny spot print.



You may remember my little mishap when cutting this velvet out!!! You may be wondering how I got around the fact that I cut the front and back in different directions?

Well ..... I had a small piece left over after cutting my jacket out. I hesitated about tossing this piece out and decided to keep it ....just in case. It's very lucky that I did! The left over velvet was big enough to cut out a two piece yoke and the back piece was flipped around and cut to allow for the yoke - the back hem became the yoke edge seam.

I really love this fabric and I had held onto it for a while waiting for the colder weather to make it up. So I am very pleased that it worked out this well.

13 comments:

  1. That's a great jacket... love it! Yes, it's a style I would wear. I would make it in a 2-way lycra with matching yoga pants. It would be the perfect jacket to complete work-out clothing.

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  2. What a great jacket and the dotted fabric is just perfect! I love stuff like that for layering. A downloadable pattern would be appreciated!

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  3. Beautiful Jacket. The dotted fabric looks great. I would definetly make a jacket like this.

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  4. Colette, love your jacket. It is completely different to what I imagined. I do like the style!! I have an old jacket that I wear around the house that is the same style. It's so old that I wouldnt wear it in public. I've been wanting to copy the pattern to make up a new one. Here you are inspiring me with a fabric I would have not previously considered.
    How long is that zipper??

    thanks

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  5. It looks fabulous! I second Erica's comment about making it to go with exercise pants like those i should have made by now with the fabric you sent me :/

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  6. Hi, Collette love the jacket & great zip. Would love to see a downloadable pattern. Do you have any other downloadable patters available???

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  7. the photos turned out GREAT!!!! it looks fantastic colette. xxx

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  8. Love the fabric! Ooh! You are very inspiring. :)

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  9. Just beautiful! The fabric is TDF!! I love velvet and this polka dot velvet is gorgeous!

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  10. Thankyou everyone for the very encouraging comments.I will work out the best way to have this pattern downloaded(have to talk to our computer expert Ken )..stay tuned.

    To MaryJ ...the open ended zipper is 55cm long.

    It is so nice to hear from all of you.

    xxx

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  11. The jacket is gorgeous, Colette! And yep, that would be a pattern I'd make. The fabric you picked is inspired, as I probably wouldn't have thought of velvet.

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