Pink Brocade Jacket

Since I so often wear the silver Isabel Marant jacket 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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16 responses to “Pink Brocade Jacket

  1. Lorna Newman

    Love the brocade!!! What is holding you back on the silk?

    • Seems too tailored. I recall some silver silk charmeuse around here somewhere. Still, I should use the striped silk since it’s already cut out…

      • Lorna C Newman

        That pink would makenthe stripe on the facing look even better! If you find it, do it! Then make a shell out of the stripe for underneath.

  2. I am SO happy to see you back sewing again!!!

  3. Suzannah Fletcher

    Yay!!! So happy to see you posting your sewing again! You inspired me to make one of these jackets.

  4. Theresa in Tucson

    Girl, where have you been! I’ve missed your blog so much. I’m so happy you are posting again.
    Theresa in Tucson

  5. Shams Zakhour

    Yay! Gigi is sewing!!!

  6. Belinda

    I am so happy to see you back on the blogosphere! The sewing gods heard my prayers. I really missed seeing all of your sewing projects. That pink brocade jacket is absolutely gorgeous.

  7. Kathryn (fzxdoc)

    Welcome back, Gigi!


  8. Sally Ickes

    So glad to see you posting and sewing again. Hope this will be the beginning of seeing many more posts and garments from you. Sally


    Yay Gigi is back! So happy to see you again and welcome Hans Solo.

  10. I was thrilled to see your blog pop up in the feed with a recent post. Welcome Back!

  11. Karen Combs

    I have REALLY missed your blog! so happy to see it pop back up on my feed!

  12. Lori B

    what a nice surprise to see you’re back – I’ve missed your posts.

  13. Patricia Clements

    Personally, I like/enjoy the striped silk lining and binding.