Thursday, February 3, 2011

Updated picture of my plum wool military jacket

Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my recent dress. Wow! You guys are such a self esteem boost! I received a few questions about it, and I am trying to answer questions promptly.

1. How is the sizing? Well, I cut my typical size 12. This doubleknit does not have a huge amount of stretch and the dress is very fitted and has to be pulled on over the head. I definitely wouldn't size down if you are using a stable knit.

2. Did I overlap the tucks over the darts? I am not sure what this question is asking. I followed the instructions and did not deviate. Hope that helps.

Hard to believe right now but when we went outside to snap this picture, the temperature was in the high 70's and I was sweltering in head to toe wool and that warm turtleneck. Now of course it is super cold and we might even see some snow tonight. Snow! In south Texas! That just about never happens.

Anyway, I still really love this jacket, although I have not had an opportunity to wear it yet because that skirt just started fitting again. I bought a plaid boucle with plum in it to make another skirt with. That just may get saved for next winter, though.

I hope all my fellow Americans are staying warm!

21 comments:

  1. Looks awesome on you! The jacket was pretty on the mannequin, but it looks even better modelled! :)

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  2. Super cute!
    I love it with those shoes, too.

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  3. Still love this jacket. It gorgeous, even if it's "itchy". LOL.

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  4. I posted a comment back when you first blogged about this coat. I tracked down the Burda issue and made my own. I made mine 1 size larger and lengthened it by 2 inches and made myself a winter coat. I wear it every day and love, love, love it.
    I live in New England and we are buried in snow. I can't remember what 70 degrees feels like.
    Your coat looks great on you.
    Kathi G

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  5. You look great! I love that color.
    You ROCKED the white butterick dress.

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  6. Every time I see this jacket I drool! It's perfect and you look great in it!

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  7. Great Job. You're working the pumps as well. The color looks good on you. Obviously you're a winter.

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  8. I love your jacket! The color is so pretty, and the combination of colors looks nice.

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  9. You are just too gorgeous! Love the jacket and the whole outfit is so cute. Crazy weather here too in Melbourne - sultry, thunderstorms and tropical rains. Very unusual. Our summers are hot and dry. Not this year!

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  10. That jacket is gorgeous with shoes in the same tone paired with a leopard print skirt, what more could a girl ask for? You look spectacular!

    Any tips on how you lost the baby weight so fast? My son is 18 and I still have baby weight! ;D

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  11. I cannot get over your Post-pregnancy body. You look amazing. Love the white dress. Will have to add this pattern to my stash!
    Cissie

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  12. Very cute Jacket. Looks better on you than the dressform! Great color on you too!

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  13. Amanda, There are a lot of us who are in awe of your tailoring skills.

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  14. Lovely! Love the shoes and I am not even a shoe person.

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  15. Its great to find a blog I'm interested in -love your dress I am a designer /maker myself so like your blog!!I

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  16. Hi Amanda,
    Love the color combo, plum is just absolutely beautiful! Thanks for continuing to share your talents and inspiring us.
    Rosalia

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  17. Very cool jacket! I like it so much, Amanda. It looks great on you as always!

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  18. Great blog!
    I'm following =)
    Noticed you're a fellow San Antonionian too! Pretty cool

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