Let's see if cream, almost-white, knit photographs better in the shade. Hmmm, not much but I wanted to show more of the details of this pretty jacket. This pattern N is a 'sister' to the same book's pattern D Blouse with Front Tucks. 2 pleats on either side of the plackets on the front....
.....I love the sleeves! They are large enough to house the sleeves of my Rachel Comey Vogue 1247 top easily. Nice! Notice how the wind blows and the inside of my unlined jacket shows? This is why I thought ahead and planned the inside seams to look finished, nice and neat for 'showy' days like this. Thank you oppknits for helping me think that process through! :) I am enjoying instagram much more than I expected and it's a great way to have conversations about project problems with friends who have much more experience than I.
only find one other jacket that has been sewn after a quick Google search. This was interesting to me that many others haven't sewn this jacket, as its classic silhouette would work on different figure types and be a go-with-anything type of jacket. Anyway, the pattern pieces were easy to trace and her line drawing(s) and instructions were detailed and easy to follow. If I was stumped, I just studied her drawings and could figure it out from there.
Hancock's Fabrics in Greenville, South Carolina. Don't remember how much it cost, but it wasn't much.... maybe $10-$15 for the piece and there's a lot left over. A size 12 with seam allowances added per the book's instruction was cut. No alterations were made. You can see the pretty sleeves better below. They are flat-sewn in, which I like.
|Right side view|
using the same technique I'd used on previous knit tops. 1 3/8" strip of knit, cut off-grain in this case (not bias as per the book), overlapped 1/2" to the front of the jacket, stitched with 3/8" seam to the inside for more stability while embroidering. The back seam was left in after embroidering to help with the overall stability of the jacket's neckline. Used double thread of white Button Craft Thread for the herringbone stitch embroidery. The excess binding was cut off the inside (very carefully!) after the embroidering was complete. I decided to cut the binding off grain because there is so much room in this jacket, you don't need to worry about the neckline needing to stretch. In fact, I wanted it stable, and deliberately cut the strips where there would be less stretch.
Rachel Comey Vogue 1247 top
Self-drafted, lined, elastic waist skirt