Anyway, I am making the jacket from Burda 7421. I think one reason this project is taking me so long, is that it requires more mental energy than I have been willing to spare lately. I love sewing projects that are fast with great results. This is not like that. I have never made a welt pocket, for instance, until I began this project. However, now that I have my first one done, imperfect though it be, I am kicking myself for how long it took me to decide to sit down and concentrate on how to do it. It wasn't all that hard. The good news is, no matter how slow you go, you will get to the finish, so I will keep plugging along in little bits and chunks. Sherry's instructions were fabulous, by the way, for how to make a proper welt (jet) pocket. Here are my progress shots. I am making this jacket out of grey pincord suiting that has a little bit of stretch. Not a big investment if something goes terribly wrong or the fit is off. Shame on me, but this is my trial run of the pattern. I plan to wear it very casually this summer if it turns out wearable. I like the design so much though, that I would want to make it again in a nice fabric later on down the road.
|Jacket front with pocket stitched up prior to making the welt pocket. I like how the side front piece cleverly joins to give a nice shape, but the jacket front is all one piece.|
|Inside jacket front showing pocket bag all finished.|
Thank you all for your thoughts and comments on my latest tunic. I have already worn the outfit, and just love it! There is a good chance I will sneak in more summer knits, capris, and skirts in the course of finishing my jacket. Distractions...distractions. Aloha!