Urban Swagger w/ New Look 6853
New Look 6853: Misses Lined Jackets & Vests.
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.
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.
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.