Monthly Archives: September 2019

Pink Brocade Jacket

Since I so often wear the silver Isabel Marant jacket https://gigisewsblog.com/2010/10/24/isabel-marant-jacket-final/ that I knocked off a few years ago, I thought I’d make myself a summery version.

It’s mostly assembled, zipper installed, welt pockets done the and neckline piping is basted in.

The single welt pockets are lined with Symphony broadcloth which I much prefer to lining fabric when making any kind of inset pocket.

The entire jacket is underlined with lightweight flannel that I’ve prewashed in hot water and dried on hot three times. I like the loft that it gives to the brocade without adding too much bulk. Next, I will catch stitch all of the seam allowances to the underlining just to keep them nicely in place.

I had selected this gray and white striped silk from my stash for the lining – and have already bound the edges of my facings with – it but now I’m not sure.

Otherwise, I’ve been wanting a hand sewing project to work on so I’m collecting the necessary supplies for a Sashiko- embroidered denim blazer. That should yield many, many hours of hand sewing!

Parting shot: meet Han Solo, my newest sewing cat. He has already wrapped the big sewing room in a thread web whilst I was busy cutting cupcake toppers on my Silhouette. It was necessary to cut my way out of the sewing room but, thankfully, he has no interest in eating the thread. Anything made of paper, however, must be kept out of his clutches.

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