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Monday, 18 April 2011

Altering jacket 4

Last year I made five jackets after a workshop with Angie Zimmerman at Rhodes. I've now shrunk a bit so I decided to do some alterations to the first of these jackets - jacket 4. I also altered some work pants that I had made, because they have a piece in the centre back that makes waist adjustments a breeze. More about that later.
I made this jacket because I bought the skirt from Laura Ashley 6 years ago and found the fabric at The Fabric Store last year. Yesterday afternoon I shortened the skirt by 7 cms because it looked a bit tired. The jacket is miltary style but was too wide and the sleeves weren't sitting on the shoulders properly. So last night I unpicked the sleeves and reset them to the right position. I also took out 1.5 cm from the side seams but this morning I took out another 1cm from each side and added the waist line pink trim.
I haven't removed the excess seams just in case my shape changes again.

Did I mention that I didn't take the bulk out of the centre back, because of the placket detail? I couldn't face that much rework in one night.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

You did a great job on altering your jacket and like the piping detail.

Dilliander said...

Lovely jacket... definitely worth the time and effort to refit. It looks great with the matching skirt and with the jeans.

Sharon said...

Wow you are energetic, your jacket looks very good and can understand why you didn't change the back. I really like the pink waistline trim.

Gail said...

I really like this jacket. I find the prospect of altering finished garments a bit daunted so well done to you!

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