11/02/2012

Simplicity 4025 w/ McCalls 3830


Thanks for the lovely compliments on my Vera Wang Chartreuse skirt.

As for my Burda 8281 houndstooth skirt fiasco, that skirt has been trashed. However I was able to make another McCalls 3830 from the remnant and with that out of the way I quickly moved onto another project.

Enter, Simplicity 4025 using gifted faux shearling fabric from Cennetta of Mahogany Stylist.  I swooned and gushed over her faux leather shearling that she made last year and she surprised me last Xmas with an awesome package containing black/grey faux shearling fabric.

Thanks Again Cennetta !!!

Misses jacket with collar variation and hat




Never having worked with faux shearling, Cennetta informed how a simple constructed garment would work best, which would avoid one having to deal with thick seams.  She also informed me that a teflon foot would work best and that she used a leather needle.

With her pearls of wisdom, I did Version D in a medium, cut the pattern and tissue fit, small along the neckline, keeping the medium @ the armscye as well as the cap of the sleeve, but trimmed for a small along the sleeve and cut a small for the collar.

With that out of the way, I went through the whole song and dance of looking for my teflon foot and a leather needle only to remember after 20 minutes, my Singer heavy duty machine.... Duh!


I must admit this machine hasn't been used for over a year and had to reacquaint myself with its working.  A 1/2 hour later after looking for the manual, finding the proper foot, (wondering why it wasn't working only to realize I was using the wrong foot pedal), the correct bobbin (this baby prefer metal bobbins only) and testing a swatch, I was ready to roll.

Attach back to fronts, then attach collar... talk about easy construction... easy peasy. 


I double stitched all the seams and then trimmed down seam allowances.  Retired for the nite.

This morning I was ready to continue and edged stitched along all the edges.  How easy is that, no lining to deal with.

Then proceeded with the sleeves, pinned, baste stitched to check fit and moved on and double stitched the sleeves in.  Version D has cuff bands, but opted out of it because I lengthened the sleeves.



Then it came to an abrupt stop, I needed pockets and had to mull over how to proceed with incorporating pockets, only Version A has pockets.

Checked a few sites for a refresher course on doing welt pockets, although I knew doing full fledge welt pockets would not be practical.

Enter the unethical pockets.... lol... did some measuring and with my heart palpitating, I cut into the front panels.




 Used the pocket pattern for Version A, modified shape, pinned to the front to determine placement and placed pockets on the underside and marked.




With my favorite drug of choice while sewing, steam-a-seamed the edges of the slits to the underside.


fused pockets to the underside



Stitched along the pockets from the underside


and there you have it the unethical pockets and


For closures, I used Dritz size 10 sew-on snaps and


end result a cozy coat..





Hope to have pics soon...

Until then,

Have a Great Weekend.

29 comments:

alethia said...

WOW! I must give that fabric a try. The coat or looks great!

Opal said...

Wow! that is a nice looking jacket. Love the unethical pocket method.

Myra said...

That is some great coat indeed! Love tat beautiful fabric!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You always make the most amazing garments. Love how you "designed" your own pockets.

MAD14kt said...

Lovely outfit!!! What nice fabric to be gifted with!

Karen in VA said...

Gorgeous outfit!!!! Very stylish...

Linda said...

This is a great looking coat. Love faux sherling fabric! I like your pockets!!

RhondaBuss said...

A beautiful coat that looks wonderful with the houndstooth skirt and with whatever else you decide to match it up with. Aren't sewing friends the best?!!

toy said...

this looks so comfortable, you did a beautiful job with this

Andrea said...

Your coat turned out great and I love the pockets.

Adelaide B said...

This turned out great!

Sheila said...

Thanks everyone for the beautiful compliments.

Rosie said...

Great looking coat and just in the nick of time. Love the "unethical pockets" - hey it works and that is what counts!

Positively Necie said...

Love your coat Sheila. You did a fantastic job!

Leslie V said...

Your jacket looks so comfy cozy. Great job!

Candice said...

This coat is fabulous, simply fabulous!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

wow that is fantastic, looks so chic. love it.

Sheila said...

Thank you.

Cennetta said...

Girlfriend, Your coat is awesome! Great job on the details and use of the fabric.

Lynneb said...

Great details, Sheila. I've always wanted to try working with faux shearling. was it messy to work with (shedding, etc)?

Sister said...

Breathtaking! Awesome coat!

Monique said...

Wow! You're just busy! The jacket looks so soft and cozy! Those heavy duties are no joke! I couldn't help but notice that you're wearing your jacket with a few other fine-tailored pieces. ;-)
Also, love what you've done with your blog!

Sheila said...

Thanks ladies.

Syl said...

That looks like it would be nice and warm to cuddle into when the weather is frightful.

Mary said...

You look really nice in this.

Coco said...

Hi Sheila. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award / One Inspirational Blogger Award!

http://cocosloft.blogspot.com/2012/12/one-lovely-blog-award-thank-you-goodbye.html

L said...

Hi Sheila. Just checking up on you since you haven't posted in a while. I was also going to nominate you for the Lovely Blog award, but I see you've got one already. It's well deserved!

Sheila said...

Thank you for the lovely compliments.

Coco, Thank you for the awesome award.

L, Thanks for checking in. My sewing mojo is lacking, but hoping with upcoming time off, my sewing mojo will liven up.

velosewer said...

Those pockets are the designer edge to this jacket.
I love this jacket and I'll come back to it when it gets cooler here.

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