3/2/11

Distorted w/ Simplicity 2700

 Distorted is the name of my Butterick 5147 jacket.  I finally completed this jacket that involved re-cutting because of stretching while hanging for 6 months from a clipped hanger.




In my last post, despite the the stretch surprise, I managed to sew in interfacing to stablize the jacket, completed darts, sewed center back seam, shoulder & side seams.  Over the next couple of days, I pressed on and worked on the lining.... no stretching there.

Worried that my lining was too close to the jacket hem line, but once on... no lining peeksy.

I was able to complete the lining without a hiccup, Thanks to Karen of Sewing By the Seat of My Pants.  Her instructions are from Sandra Betzina's lining instructions, in which you hand sew the hem at about the halfway point of the allowance, leaving some fabric free above the stitches so you can attach the lining to the garment hem with the hem already having a stable edge.  With the idea of completing the lining without dealing with a 6" hold in the sleeve, I was able to attach the lining leaving the hem open and sewed the entire jacket and lining hems by hand....love it... Thanks Karen. 

Once the lining was inserted I found the jacket was too roomy and folded the front edges of the jacket to the wrong side (added piping.... just because) which provided a closer fit.


Partially completed piping on the inside front

The collar was also distorted and required re-cutting. The under collar was longer than the upper collar and ened up cutting it up to 1/4" shorter than the upper collar.


Found  rectangle buttons from my stash.

As I neared the finishing line, I seriously worried about the jacket becoming more distorted once it was completed and washed again ... so I did the next best thing, I shucked it into the washing machine, throwing caution to the wind. At the same time crossed eyes & toes that the end result would offer a wearable jacket.


The end result was a dried jacket without any further distortion and minimal wrinkling and had the joy of wearing it today with Simplicity 2700


My Jane Shaft Pose.......


after an 1-1/2hr commute to work

Suit in action..... Yes, I do my own scanning.....lol


Here are add'l pics
Even the sleeves were distorted.... and more cutting took place... Thankfully the shoulders pads minimized any major weirdness



nite-before set up....lol


Mmmm.... what to sew next...

35 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love the Jane Shaft picture and especially how you preservered and made the outfit work for you! It's awesome!

Faye Lewis said...

Great suit Sheila!

Patty said...

This outfit looks great! After all your hard work, it looks very polished.

Lori said...

Great suit, Sheila, you didn't give up on the jacket and it looks great.

Karen said...

I'm glad the lining instructions worked out. The jacket looks fabulous and in no way looks like you had to do all that re-cutting. Beautiful outfit.

Candice said...

What a gorgeous suit Sheila!

Adrienne said...

Great suit!

Shari said...

Great suit. All your hard work paid of Your jacket looks great!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the lovely compliments.

At the end of the day, the jacket met my wearability test, no seams frayed, no excessive wrinkling, and most importantly no drooping hemlines.

My repeated use of the word re-cutting was necessary in that the fashion fabric pieces were up to 1/2" longer/wider than the pattern pieces and had to cut accordingly. I also knew that I had to interface all the pieces to insure stability with the fabric being drapey and hold the distorting factor at bay. The jacket was a tad bit shorter than I like but it worked in the end.

I will definitely try Carolyn's suggestion on using a fusible interfacing the next time I use a drapey fabric for a suit jacket.

Using Karen's lining instructions was a tremendous help and will be used from this point forward for lining my jackets...

Thanks All.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Great looking suit. I'm glad you persevered with the jacket. I wouldn't have. Wonderful job as always.
Angela

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Wow Sheila, this looks so professional and RTW. Nice job on working through this one. All the hard work was definitely worth it. You look great.

Clio said...

Despite challenges this really came together and looks sharp! Way to go!

toy said...

great suit, you look so well put together.

Robin said...

I love the outfit, and I especially like the last picture of the jacket open with the complete outfit. Another jacket I have to make!

Opal said...

Even though you had problems along the way..It turned out to be an awesome outfit. I really love the style of that jacket. I have this pattern so I think I will make one for myself.

Joyce in NC said...

Great save. The suit looks very good on you. Love the Jane Shaft pose!! I previously named you "Queen of B5147" and you are still wearing the crown.

Carol said...

Wow, I love those rectangular buttons. I like the collar on this jacket and I think I want one!

Faye Lewis said...

Entered you in the week 2 pattern giveaway. RE: "the month of tops", I have been contemplating doing one for Spring/Summer starting in April. I missed the Fall/Winter month of tops because that Lady Grey coat had me swamped. So be on the look out cause I'll be needing some joiners!

SEWN said...

What a great save. I love the suit!!!

MAD14kt said...

Alright lady!!!

Omega said...

Awesome save, great suit!

del said...

Wow, that came out beautifully...Jane Shaft, lol.

Rosie said...

Fantastic save! You look fantastic Sheila!

Mary Sarah said...

What a great suit! I would not have had the patience to keep working on the jacket. It looks great! Way to go!!

Aminat said...

Absolutely awesome...Your hard work really paid off... Great

Brenda said...

Beautiful ensemble, Sheila. Great job.

Knitgirlll06 said...

Thank you for sharing and this turned out GREAT!!!!

Cas... said...

What a wonderful outfit! You did a great job despite all the issues you ran into during the process. Keep up the good work!

Handmade said...

Another great outfit - you look fantastic - I love your work photos!!! Excellent result!

Zuleika said...

It looks gorgeous on you! Would never had thought it gave you any trouble by the look of it. :-)

Susan said...

Glad you were able to fix the "distortion". This looks so RTW to me. Very professional.

Syl said...

Those buttons are the bomb. This suit will go so well with the flowered top you recently sewed.

Sister said...

Wow - just nothing to say but wow.

TJoi said...

I LOVE this suit!!! You are working it girl. I need some like that. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me where to find the coral seersucker?