11/12/2011

Urban Swagger w/ New Look 6853

New Look 6853: Misses Lined Jackets & Vests. 
This is my second time with NL6853 made in March of this year and in a similar color, but different fabric. I can see burgundy becoming a favorite color in my wardrobe. I used a burgundy faux leather that I purchased at Walmart while vacationing in Columbia, SC for $7.99/yd.


Agan the jacket went together easily, but made a minor modification.  While talking with my Dear Blogger Buddies, Andrea & Cennetta about my jackets tending to be too wide along the neckline, they suggested, I cut the neckline smaller and grade out. I cut a size 10 for the neckline and graded out to a 14, but thinking I should've graded out to a 12.




For this version, I used bias trim along the jacket edge, and a single hook & eye for the closure. There are drag lines along the upper bodice and thinking the too thick shoulder pads may be the culprit. Also after everything was done, I came across a post (can't recall the site) on how to remove some of the batting from shoulder pads to lessen the thickness... can I say, day late.... dollar short, but will remember the next time. Basically, the instructions require one to delicately open up the shoulder pad at the widest part and remove some of the batting for desired thickness and hand sew the opening close.

The lining  is a one-way stretch plaid fabric purchased at Virgo Fabrics - $1.00/yd and used the stretch width-wise, which added ease in the lining, thereby eliminating the CB pleat.


Also, used black faux leather buckled straps for the side seams and baste-stitched the gathers of the fashion fabric for more shaping, then sewed-on the straps.


A note to others interested in making this jacket.  The pocket flaps sits very low and failed to read the notes I made the first time around, indictating to raise pocket flaps.


The jacket would've been perfect for the mild weather we had a few weeks ago.


I really like the way the jacket came out and the first thing my Guy said when he saw it on me was.... look at Urban Swagger....lol. 


So I flossed (a/k/a flow with it) and popped my collar...lol


Will I make this jacket again... I think the third time will be a charm...



Everyone Have A Great Weekend.

21 comments:

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Your guy didn't lie. You look fierce! Ant advice on sewing pleather? I tried it before with disappointing results.

Adelaide B said...

This looks great! (And much better than the picture on the pattern envelope.)

Erica B. said...

A great look! Love this!

Opal said...

Get it Sheila! Love the jacket and the photo shoot.

Irene said...

You do look wonderful! Definitely a "power jacket".

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a fantastic jacket! Love everything about it!

Cennetta said...

Work it, Mama! You are looking fierce in that bad jacket. Yep Urban Swagger.

Sheila said...

Thank you for the lovely compliments.

@ Serenity, used a rotary cutter to cut fabric, denim sewing needle, used my heavy duty singer, but with a teflon foot could've used my standard machine, and sewed slowly. I ordered a teflon foot for next time, although I did not have any issues sewing the fabric.

Candice said...

This is fierce Sheila, you are working it!

MAD14kt said...

Alrighty Sheila Baby! Like the way you work it!!!

Lori said...

Fabulous jacket.

Mary said...

Oh, I am in total jacket envy. That is a great look on you!

velosewer said...

That's a brilliant piece of work. You wear this jacket well.

Adrienne said...

Great jacket!

GodsgirlT said...

Uhm.....you are rockin' this look! Very nice work!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

The bias binding makes this jacket. Great touch!

Handmade said...

So professional! What a fabulous look you have there!!!

narcissaqtpie said...

Wow, you totally elevated that pattern. The whole outfit and poses, you're looking like a dangerous double agent. Yep Urban Swag, lol!

Rosie said...

Girl you know how to work it!

syl said...

I hear cameras clicking and see flashing lights. The photographer is saying, "Show me attitude. Show me spunk!Show me confidence."

"Work it! work it!"

corner wardrobe said...

What a fantastic jacket! Love everything about it!

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