Here's my new jacket from September's BWOF issue. I actually finished it last Sunday evening, but it was too dark to take pictures. Maybe I should call this my space cadet jacket, because that's what it reminds me of. I loved the design the moment my eyes fell on it. Those bodice tabs start on the side back and button onto the front. The sleeves have tabs as well.
The top of the front and back are connected by a shoulder piece and the back has a really cute peplum.
This turned out wanting to fly up because of the thick/lightweight fabric. I solved that problem by sewing in 12 pennies to the inside bottom. This picture was taken before the lining was attached.
Here's a better view of the side tabs. Were I to change anything about this jacket, I would make it a little more fitted through the waist and a few inches longer.
Now I'll show you some close-ups. This material had to be treated like a plaid, whereas the horizontal and vertical lines had to be matched wherever possible. This was not easy and really slowed me down. But I'm really happy with the end result. Here at the front the tabs were matched where they buttoned.
This is the front shoulder seam. I'm super proud of the continuous fabric lines across this angled seam. It took a lot of sewing, ripping out a few stitches, sewing a bit more... Like I said, a huge pain but worth it in the end.
I picked center back for the vertical alignment of the collar lines:
It was a small miracle when I sewed the collar in the front and found that those matched as well:
This is a picture of the closures used. These giant snaps were part of the design. Aren't they cool? I would have never picked these out to use for a garment on my own.
This jacket has a full lining complete with center back vent for ease of movement.
The majority of this jacket came from this design, but I omitted the knitted cuffs for long sleeves of jacket 105, and used the collar from 105 as well. This picture is design 104.
And the line drawing.
That's it for today. I've got more to show you in a day or two.