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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Black and White Jacket

After wrestling all week with it, I finished a new jacket this morning; it's KwikSew 2896. I was specifically looking for a jacket that was closer-fitting than what I've been sewing, like CLD Anything But Ordinary, which I made up as a travel piece for my recent trip, and then decided I didn't like it enough to take.
I have loved this pattern and have made it up at least a dozen times, but it no longer is flattering on me. 

So...I was looking for a pattern with princess seams which could be more closely fitted.
Although I have not been a great fan of KwikSew patterns in the past, this one seemed to be what I was looking for.  I was actually waiting for this pattern

but it took a long time to be delivered, and I didn't want to wait!

I like the in-seam pockets
and the close-fitting silhouette
The fabric is from Emma One Sock and I "jumped" on it, as she only had a small amount. It is a very interesting fabric
and, in my opinion, needed a simple pattern that would not compete with the fabric.

Here are more pictures:
I think I like it!  Maybe I'll take it to Puyallup next week!


  1. This new jacket looks so good on you. I love the closer fit. The fabric is great, too!

  2. I love the fabric and the jacket looks great on you!

  3. That jacket is so amazingly flattering on you! Fabulous! And that fabric is to die for. :)

  4. Sharp jacket on you! I love that fabric.

  5. Fabu jacket. The fabric is awesome, and it looks like you got the fit you were after.

  6. LOVE the fabric. What a great find. The fit of the jacket is perfect!!You look great.

  7. Your jacket really flatters you and I covet the fabric! Also, I wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed reading your blog. You are definitely a master of quality creations that have a bit of an edge. So, yesterday, when I was given the Versatile Blogger award and knew I would need to pass it on to bloggers that I truly value, I immediately thought of you! You can read more about it on my blog if you wish.

    To accept you follow these rules:
    1. Add the award to your blog;
    2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you;
    3. Mention 7 random things about yourself;
    4. List the rules;
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    Have fun! ~ Peggy

  8. Peggy, what a lovely gesture. I'm so glad you enjoy reading my blog! My long-standing "rebellious streak" makes following rules difficult for me...I hope you won't be offended if I turn you down. I'm truly honored you thought of me!

  9. Lovely jacket! Perfect pairing of fabric and pattern.

  10. Very flattering! I love your fabric.

  11. Wow, what a great look for you! I like the close fit of the jacket. Sometimes we need that, instead of looser garments. The fabric is stunning. In reading the description, it sounds like a knit double cloth. Double cloth fabrics are so cool. Two separate fabrics that share some threads in common. (Sorry - I'm a fabric nerd!) A very nice looking garment that I'm sure you'll wear a lot!

  12. Margy,

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