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I am so over this stupid jacket

dscf7586Maybe it was more than I could handle. Maybe it was doomed from the beginning. But, I am so over my first vaguely tailored jacket.

To summarize: I resewed the placket about six times to get it vaguely pointy, I resewed the pockets to change the proportion after they ended up being folded into the hem, I then had to hand sew them on because the lining was already in, I had to cut fabric out of the hem and re-shape it to get them to match.  And now that it’s done:

dscf7594I put the buttonholes on the wrong side of the centerfront line

dscf7582The freaking collar is lopsided and too tall

dscf7587The pocket position doesn’t match and the pointy placket is all kinds of wonky

I thought the fit was great until I saw a photo of the back. Which is so sloppy, I’m not even gonna post the photo.

Again I say: I am so over this jacket. I just wish it wasn’t from my Egypt fabric 🙁

ETA: I am still over this jacket. But, I’ve slept on it and read all your helpful comments. Thank you! Into the magic closet it goes until I feel like surgery. I can take of the collar to reshape, while that’s off replace the front placket and sort out the hem. Fixing the hem length will let me put the pockets into the correct position. I’m not sure where things went awry, but I suspect it’s from drafting my own lining and not getting the measurements right. Hopefully, this will make another appeareance in the fall.

Also, because you asked, here’s the back. Which, I can live with. The problem here is my hips are bigger than when I made this last and didn’t accommodate.


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Pattern Review: BWOF 5-2007-104

It took longer to take pictures of this jacket than to make it. I was up about 7:00 this morning to finish up the BWOF Jacket. Yip. Pee. It’s officially done and I quite like it. Because it’s so simple it can be casual and it can be dressy.

I also have to highly recommend this edition of BWOF. This is the second thing I made from it and there are several more I would like to make.

Pattern Description:
Fashionistas will adore this short jacket on which the seersucker fabric is worked lengthwise, crosswise and diagonally. Leg of mutton sleeves and wide front bands add extravagant details.

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Alright kids, I am off for some summer fun. Well, a picnic and a later BBQ. Still fun.