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Monday, May 21, 2012

Meet Dotty!

It's been a long time since my last post; I've been sewing on this jacket for two
weeks, interrupted by a trip to Utah and Iowa to see children and grandchildren.

This gorgeous fabric, from Gorgeous Fabrics, of course, was something I could  not resist.

It's from Japan, a jacquard, in MY shade of red.
I used McCalls 5860, a recently OOP version of a jeans jacket, to "dress down" the fabric.
I made it pretty much as printed, except that I lined it in another fabric from
Gorgeous Fabrics
and I redrafted the collar, making it narrower. Those wide collars always remind me of the '70's! I'm very happy with it; the weight and coloration are more suited for fall and winter in my sunny climate, so I'll wear it once or twice and put it away for a few months.

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Fun project!

22 comments:

  1. Do I spy with my little eye that this is slightly more fitted than your usual jackets?

    Great jacket. Now I want one, always do when a pattern is OOP. 8-D

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  2. Great looking jacket. I love that it is a little fitted. Cute fabric!

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  3. Love this style of jacket and the fit and fabric are perfect.

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  4. That's a terrific version of a very dressed up jeans jacket. Beautiful!

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  5. Elle C...the pattern is still on the McCalls website...hurry! And yes, I am deliberately making more body-conscious clothes...

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  6. Gorgeous fabric, great pattern choice, very flattering color for you. I really like this one!

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  7. I really like this! You have such a well coordinated palette of fabrics--everything goes with everything else. Love those bracelets, too.

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  8. I have this pattern too. I have a couple pieces of fabric to make it up in. Good to see how it looks on you first. I will have to look at the collar size for me. Thanks for the tip.

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  9. Love it and that wonderful fit in the back tells eveyone this is NO jean jacket!

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  10. Beautiful work and lovely result. Would love a close-up on that lining. Great marriage of pattern and fabric.

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  11. Beautiful jacket -- always impressed by your style.

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  12. This looks great, Margy. LOVE this jacket!!

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  13. It's a 'gorgeous' fabric for sure...and I love the lining.

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  14. Everything about your jacket is perfect. You look sensational. Love the lining.

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  15. This is pretty, and so special with the lining you added. I like the body conscious style, and the more relaxed flowing stuff. I seem to stay in one style for awhile, then switch over. I wonder why?

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  16. Looks great and I love the fabric!

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  17. A wonderful, wonderful jacket!

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  18. OMG, that is a great jacket! I have that pattern sitting in my stash. Now if I can look as wonderful and you and your jacket do, I'll be all set.

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  19. Hi Margy: I love your jacket and the fabric – a beautiful match. I wish I could zoom in on the pix for more detail.
    Barbara

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  20. Loved seeing this great jacket on you and being with you last night.

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