These buttons in two different sizes take this jacket from ordinary to being 'just a bit different'. My idea was to take 'ordinary' navy to a more interesting look.
My wardrobe plan is to have a work jacket for this dress too.
The purple jacket gets worn regularly in the office and the shape has held up really well. I've worn this jacket for over a year so I know the fit works. This time I've made the 3-button version with the buttons 'on show' and adding 'real' pockets. I went for a riding jacket style.
The jacketSo here's the new jacket with my highland inspired dress looking 'highland-like'. Ok, I'll stop smiling now.
Here's how the new jacket looks up close and I've blued up the colour so you can see the contrasts.
I still can't believe my piping worked. It really did.
I always get my jackets and coats professionally pressed once they're made.
Here are the main areas where a deep breath and a calm atmosphere helped me along the way.
I used the pocket pieces from Vogue 8732, because that's what I had available to me. The welts were made thinner.
I've used a contrasting thread to guide my sewing.
Here's the underside that I have to contend with.
Below is the corner pocket stitching that keeps the pocket square.
I call these two happy smiling pockets.
This is something I enjoy doing as my signature detailing.I also felt I needed to use the navy ribbon I had order for the highland dress but didn't use.
Now this isn't the collar technique I used. I followed the instructions and below is my checking to make sure they matched.
I don't usually handstitch along the sleeve stitching line but this time I did to make sure the sleeve was puckerless. This crepe is beautiful and very pliable.
These are the markings I made to make sure the buttonholes all started and finished in the same place.
I love these buttons.
So you could say I love this jacket style and it goes with a few pieces I already have in my wardrobe. I could use this jacket as a riding jacket, and I'll show you what I mean in July.
Thanks again to Minerva Crafts for supplying everything to make this riding jacket.
|Now this jacket is a work staple.|