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The pre-2020 SWAP jacket challenge

Started by CCL, October 12, 2019, 12:40:44 pm

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CCL

October 23, 2019, 12:14:09 pm #35 Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 06:05:14 pm by CCL
SDBev, IndigoTiger - that's right, there's no stand. 

I have my grandmother's from the '50s - and it's truly almost exactly like the pattern with only one exception that I have noted so far - Gram's jacket has a pintuck (like an inverted dart??) at the armhole end of the shoulder seam - the pattern has a small pleat instead.

Edited to Add:  Gram's also has shoulder pads and I don't think the pattern calls for them.

sdBev

Thanks Allison.  I looked for it on ebay and etsy.  Not available.
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CCL

October 23, 2019, 03:29:17 pm #37 Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 06:01:55 pm by CCL
Quote from: sdBev on October 23, 2019, 02:59:34 pmThanks Allison.  I looked for it on ebay and etsy.  Not available.

SDBev, are you looking for the Pendleton 49'er jacket pattern?   Pendleton Wool Mills has it as a 70 year anniversary offering (Marciae tipped me off and included a link to BlueMooney's blog where she posts about currently attempting it).

Anyway, here's a link to the Pendleton Mills pattern offer, if that's what you were looking for.

Pendleton 49'er Jacket pattern.

Lisanne

October 24, 2019, 01:40:55 am #38 Last Edit: October 24, 2019, 08:33:47 am by Lisanne
Thanks for the link,  Sadly Pendleton don't sell on-line, but they do give telephone number and e-mail for ordering.
There are probably similar jackets elsewhere.

Such as
Green Pepper Polar Lodge jacket
https://www.thegreenpepper.com/product/532-adults-polar-lodge-jacket-pattern/
Green Pepper Frenchglen Barn jacket
https://www.thegreenpepper.com/product/537-adults-frenchglen-barn-jacket-pattern/
[I've had my eye on this one for some time ! but I've recently got oop Simplicity 2153 which is a softer more parka-like version with many options, which is more my style]

Easy enough I think to add that flange for ease of movement at the shoulder point - widen the front and back by an inch each side, between neck and armhole, and make a pleat.
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

indigotiger

October 24, 2019, 02:28:23 pm #39 Last Edit: October 24, 2019, 02:32:39 pm by indigotiger
Lisanne, thanks for reminding me about The Green Pepper! I had such marvelous results with their Nor'wester Hat pattern over the years, that I decided to go ahead and order the Frenchglen Barn Jacket. Maybe I will end up making two jackets instead of just the one I already have in process!

progress on grey collage cardigan:
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added some silver/pearl stenciled decoration to the upper left front, center back, and lower right front
all stencils are my original designs, cut from mylar for re-use, which I have done on various garments over the years
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Joyce P

Phillipa, I'd thought to use Vogue 8621, an OOP Claire Shaeffer pattern for the notch. Looking at it now, I'm not so sure that it's what I was thinking it was  :o  Happens so often! And for the rest of the coat, I was just going to "Franken-pattern", i.e. use a bodice & sleeve from one and the balance of the coat from another. But I don't think I'm going to do this after all.

Looking at the calendar and seeing how close we are to November... I'd be better suited, both in style and time, I think, to go with one of those Green Pepper jackets. Like indigotiger, I'm drawn to the Frenchglen. Making a Polar Fleece jacket would result, maybe, in something too warm for my climate/body temp combination  :D

sharonspils

CCL It is a shirtmaker dress, so I am more after a cardigan than a jacket. 

I've also realised I should be focusing my time on finishing one or both of the Little French Jackets that are currently UFO's, they are both up to the trim, but that is still a long way from being finished. Therefore I will be watching with great interest to see what other choose for their jackets.

Sew Ruthie Sews

October 28, 2019, 01:24:12 am #42 Last Edit: October 28, 2019, 10:08:01 am by Sew Ruthie Sews
Seen a jacket I love - Style Arc's Loren jacket
I don't own the pattern though, so have to decide if I'm willing to splash out.



(updated to fix spelling from Lauren to Loren)
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
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sewsy

October 28, 2019, 07:32:36 am #43 Last Edit: October 28, 2019, 09:16:06 am by sewsy
Quote from: Sew Ruthie Sews on October 28, 2019, 01:24:12 amSeen a jacket I love - Style Arc's Lauren jacket
I don't own the pattern though, so have to decide if I'm willing to splash out.



Ruthie! I love it! I think I may have to have it, as well. I'll take a look-see through the pattern stash for look alikes. If I can't find anything similar, I'll have to pony up!

eta: It's spelled: Loren. The other spelling, Lauren, is a boyfriend  shirt pattern.

indigotiger

The Green Pepper Frenchglen Barn Jacket pattern I ordered last week just arrived. Am quite pleased that the pattern is printed on paper a bit more substantial than pattern tissue, and with what appear to be clear directions. Now to find 3 yards of something to make a toile
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Lisanne

Quote from: indigotiger on October 28, 2019, 09:05:57 pmThe Green Pepper Frenchglen Barn Jacket pattern I ordered last week just arrived.
We look forward to seeing what you think up to do with it  :heart:
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

stephaniecan

October 29, 2019, 10:24:42 am #46 Last Edit: October 30, 2019, 06:26:42 am by stephaniecan
OMG I am in love with Pendleton jackets. I LOVE that pattern.

I just saw this challenge and although I failed MISERABLY in the dress challenge last year, a jacket has been on my list for a long time. I have a pile of brown corduroy (which I have never sewn with before (having nightmares about nap...)), and an old YSL pattern from the 1970s that I have matched to it. I would love to see if I can push through and make this...

indigotiger

stephaniecan - I really look forward to your brown corduroy turn into a jacket... one thing that I find helpful when working with corduroy is to mark the reverse side with enough arrows, using brush away chalk, or using soap slivers if it is a garment that will be washed. If all the arrows point in one direction, it makes it easier to lay out pattern pieces so that the nap is either all upwards or all downwards.

I have not yet found anything in my resource shelves that is suitable for my barn jacket/chore jacket project, because I need at least 3 yards of 60" fabric. I found a source of 10 - 12 oz canvas, and of "bull denim", but I'm going to make a toile first and double check the fabric requirements. My goal is to use what I have, not to purchase more fabric, but I am not certain that will be possible alas
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Sew Ruthie Sews

@indigotiger - jacket thoughts re fabric amounts, if you have two fabrics in your resources which play nicely together you could make the jacket 2 tone. I've done this a few times and I think it works well, the simplest is to cut the sleeves from the contrasting fabric, but once you've done that facings, collar etc can also be in the contrast.

I think I would like to make a black coat/coatigan, not because that's fun to sew on dark autumn evenings (its obviously not!) but because I don't have one and it would be useful for choir, funerals and other events where a burgundy or teal coat isn't the thing. Plus it would go with everything in my black/red SWAP.

Pattern wise, although Style Arc's Loren jacket could be the basis I recall something similar in the Prima patterns (UK women's magazine) which I already have so will look there first.
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
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stephaniecan

Great tip, indigotiger!! Thanks!!

I like the possibility inherent in mixing fabrics. Like you, I am keen to not buy a thing this year.

indigotiger

I decided that my scrappy/colorblocked cardigan pieces needed a bit more surface design to sort of smooth out the transitions between the fabrics... so I dug through my stencils and found several allover triangle patterns, and applied black paint in various places:
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Both fronts together, which now look a lot more balanced to me, and a detail of the center back, where I added both some tonal embroidery to subtly break up the overall black background, and a few "fancy" triangles just below the Akita. I have no idea exactly how this cardigan will fit into my wardrobe (as far as where I might wear it) but I am sure having fun playing.
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Sew Ruthie Sews

Alison you look like you are having a lot of fun with your scrappy cardigan.

I am still thinking black coat, however the pattern stash has not shown up anything like the Loren so may just need to buy it, or use a different pattern.
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
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warpjr1965

Alison, what a joy to have time, space, and materials! Looking forward to your finished cardigan.

I am re-thinking the wisdom of a pink motorcycle style jacket. Mostly because I am hoping to use it as my sewn-after-the-rules item for SWAP, and I don't see it as a very flexible type of garment. So I am re-thinking. I am not much of a blazer person either, although I love the look of them, and a chanel style jacket, while beautiful, is just not me.

I am not ready to start yet anyway, as I need to get DD's jacket done before I do anything. I'll start that this weekend. It is already cut, so I think is not appropriate to use for this challenge. NBD, it sews up pretty quickly.
Wendy

sewsy

I'm going to make a moto jacket for youngest DD. I'd ordered and received the fabric, couldn't locate any fancy looking zippers at b&m stores in my area, so I went online to ZipUp's site and got them from there. I'd kinda put the thought of doing a muslin aside, but now that I'm reading everyones' thoughts and plans, I think that a muslin is a good idea. I'll either find something in the emporium, or pay a visit to JA's and get a yard or so.

I'll be using MimiG's pattern for both the jacket and the dress. It's Simplicity 8174. She did a tutorial for both pieces, here's the YouTube video for the jacket, in case anyone is interested:


Lisanne

Quote from: warpjr1965 on October 31, 2019, 06:48:54 amI am re-thinking the wisdom of a pink motorcycle style jacket. . . .I am not much of a blazer person either, . . . and a chanel style jacket, while beautiful, is just not me.

What about a bomber style, or a trench style jacket length ?  Both can go from glamour to sporty depending on fabric.
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Sew Ruthie Sews

October 31, 2019, 12:39:11 pm #55 Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 12:43:33 pm by Sew Ruthie Sews
@warpjr1965 I've found a denim jacket quite useful, which can be denim blue or another neutralish colour like stone or whatever (years ago I had a pink one and loved it).

I had a look through some more patterns and came across the Linna coat in the UK Autumn La Maison Victor. Their website doesn't seem very friendly but here's a pic
https://www.lamaisonvictor.com/fr/2019/09/26/spiced-honey-la-couleur-a-adopter-cet-automne/
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For my size I'd need 3 metres of fabric and 2 of lining, and I definitely have the main fabric (a mystery black boucle). Unfortunately its one of those where you have to trace the pieces off the sheet in the centre of the magazine which I don't enjoy.

However I also want to make the dress with a knot at the waist so worth persevering I think.
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
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CCL

October 31, 2019, 04:26:14 pm #56 Last Edit: November 09, 2019, 06:10:10 am by CCL
Quote from: warpjr1965 on October 31, 2019, 06:48:54 amI am re-thinking the wisdom of a pink motorcycle style jacket. Mostly because I am hoping to use it as my sewn-after-the-rules item for SWAP, and I don't see it as a very flexible type of garment. So I am re-thinking. I am not much of a blazer person either, although I love the look of them, and a chanel style jacket, while beautiful, is just not me.
Wendy, I am not a chanel style jacket person either, but I just made this V7975 pattern in View C but with long sleeves and no trim.  So far it's been a surprisingly fun casual wear (admittedly only a few times) with either jeans or a little more formal look with slacks.


Would this work for you in denim or even the pink you were planning for the moto jacket?  I haven't yet taken a photo of it on me, but I posted a picture of it on  Emily in the Make a Garment a Month topic.  Repeating that here:

V7975 view C jacket finished

stephaniecan

That is a lovely jacket, CCL!!! I always say that I am not a Chanel jacket person (I prefer menswear-style jackets generally), but I think the general shape could be something I would wear (without too much embellishment).

stephaniecan

PS Wendy, I think you would look great in a pink moto style jacket. I have one that I have had for years that I wear over just about everything in spring or autumn weather. Burda has some great patterns for this style of jacket as well.

indigotiger

CCL - your jacket is truly spectacular, and seeing such excellent plaid matching and neat welt pockets, I would definitely put your skills in the advanced category!
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sharonspils

indigotiger your scrappy jacket is coming along very nicely and CCL beautiful jacket and perfect plaid matching.

warpjr1965

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! CCL that is a lovely jacket indeed!

I went through most of the jacket patterns in my stash. DD helped :)  She landed on Vogue 8676, a Marci Tilton arty fleece coat, but something in me is resisting this for both the jacket challenge and for SWAP. I still have the moto jacket pattern out too. I just really want to use that pink tweed!
Wendy

Turquoise

Wendy have you had a look at tweed jackets with different necklines or details on something like Pinterest?

I love the classic French style tweed jackets on others but on me not so much.  I have found some versions with different necklines and details that are much more to my taste and I love the look of wearing them with jeans - I don't have much call for formal outfits now.

Go on have an explore and find something that sings for you to use that pink tweed ;)

Turquoise

@Sew Ruthie Sews - have you seen this New Look pattern?  I was just browsing their patterns and thought the jacket was similar to the ones you've been looking at.

 https://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-storefront-catalog/our-brands/new-look/new-look-sewing-pattern-n6645-misses-jacket-top-and-pants/




The jacket has a shawl collar and patch pockets and no tracing - would need to be lengthened though.

warpjr1965

All right! thanks everyone for your support and suggestions, I am going with my gut and sticking with the pink woven moto jacket!  I thought maybe it was wool, I can't remember as I bought it so long ago, but my sewing IRL peeps think likely poly/rayon blend. So as soon as I finish DD's jean jacket I'll get cracking on this.
Wendy

Turquoise

Great news Wendy - I think a pink moto jacket will be fabulous! 

Sew Ruthie Sews

@Turquoise, agreed seems like a good jacket shape and I do like New Look patterns. Would cost me £8.00 though so maybe I will just trace the LMV coat as I already have that magazine.
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
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Turquoise

Ah okay Ruthie- didn't realise you'd already purchased the magazine.

Sew Ruthie Sews

Yeah I have the magazine but I don't particularly love tracing stuff. However I would like the coat. So lets see what I manage :-)
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
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indigotiger

Getting closer to finishing my scrappy collage cardigan, I bound the cuff edges with the same narrow striped ribbing I used for edge binding the body of the cardigan... currently sewing the last bit of grey twill tape to the cuffs. Once I find some of the big sew-on snaps to use as fastenings, this project will be complete
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