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« on: December 15, 2010 07:00:29 PM »

I made this jacket as a birthday present to myself and I'm really happy with how it turned out. The pattern wasn't too difficult to work with, either. I broke a few needles in the thick fabric and I had to re-do a few seams (especially around the collar). But, other than that...it wasn't bad.  Smiley

I made a mock up in quilter's cotton, and decided to cut a size up to accommodate the heavy corduroy. Then, I decided that cotton-lined corduroy wouldn't be warm enough, and it would need a quilted lining. I think I was looking for an excuse to use the free-motion foot on my sewing machine.  Wink  I quilted a panel of cotton and polar fleece that was about 45" by 52" with a small paisley design and burned through well over 1000 meters of thread. I cut the body of the lining from that; the lining of the sleeves isn't quilted. If I were to do it again, I'd use satin for the sleeve lining so it didn't catch my clothes so bad. I also made a buttonhole in the wrong place and had to unpick it.  Embarrassed Oh, well. It's cozy, it fits me and I love it.  Grin I left out the shoulder pads because they looked funny on me.

Also, it is really hard to find that many buttons of the same size and color. I didn't want to spend a small fortune, so I went with plastic and ended up using smaller buttons on the sleeves.

Thanks for looking!





All of the free-motion quilting:

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010 07:12:41 PM »

 wow very impressive! Awesome job! :-)
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010 07:39:15 PM »

Oh gosh, this is amazing! ~especially the quilting.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010 07:40:43 PM »

Love! your free motion quilting is impressive! It looks wonderful and warm
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010 04:15:53 AM »

I love it.
You did an excellent job!
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011 08:04:49 AM »

I know this is from last year but I love how yours turned out.

I also love that you made your own quilted lining! I'm just done the outer layer for this pattern (view A/collar A) and didn't want to have to buy quilted lining. I think I'll give your idea a try!
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