Monday, February 11, 2013

Fearless Jacket - Newlook 6188 - Progress

Hi all, thanks so much for all your comments on my  Newlook 6188 jacket. The whole process really got me thinking  about my main goal of joining the fearless sewalong, aftersome thought I came into a conclusion, I re-cut the back and front bodice and exercised as much patience as possible to join them perfectly, afterall "what is fearless if I am fearful". Few hours later I got an excellent matching plaids and am so proud of myself.
I even did a bit of couture sewing (if that's what's called) I used tie neck interfacing to gather the armhole for sleeve placement, this method worked perfectly without any puckering. Got a bag full of ties for $2 at the thrift shop which I will also be using to make some bias strip for future use.
 I added a real pocket instead of ordinary welt by combining view A welt and view B pocket, I also removed the chest welt because I don't really like any detail in this area.
So far here are what have got, I am working on the lining, hopefully I will have it done in few days
What do you think fellas?







32 comments:

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    1. Thanks The Hojmackes, your magazines will soon be on the way

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  2. Squeal! The plaids match and the contrast is so pretty too.

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  3. It's really cute! Only thing left to do is finish the edges

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  4. Fabulous looking jacket and really like the pockets and trim along the jacket opening.

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  5. Wow you are fierce!!!! I love this jacket and you matched the plaids perfectly!!!! Great job!!! I'm cutting out my pants and working on a jacket muslin. I'm gonna have to move alot faster to catch up with you (wink)! You're doing an EXCELLENT job!!!!

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    1. Thanks Victoria, pant is next for me...

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  6. Much, much better! You did a fantastically fearless job matching the plaid.

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    1. Thanks L, that's the fearless part :)

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  7. You did a great job on the matching! Your jacket is looking lovely.

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  8. very nice. Glad you stuck with it. Can't wait to see the final product.

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  9. That is beautiful. I love the pink.

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    1. Thank you Rachel, I love the color too

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  10. Great job. As a newbie this is inspiring. I hope to have garments at least half this good

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  11. Great job! You definitely show how much patience you have by re-doing this jacket to correct the matching lines! So worth all the effort! A pat on the back is well deserved!

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  12. Oh wow-the back.. beautiful, just beautiful. Good on you for marching on despite initial hesitations. And the using neckties for bias-genius.

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  13. Oh I can just see how pretty that jacket is coming out! I've added you to my reader - can't wait to see how it turns out! Good luck!

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  14. That jacket is hot.The pink trim really sets it off. I've seen a few of those jackets but never wanted on till now.

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  15. Hi Aminat - The jacket is beautiful inside and out, a real credit to you. Not long to go for Fearless Feb., but I think you are nearly finished. I'm still having problems with my Fearless challenge. I'm going to watch your progess...

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  16. Hi Animat, Thanks for popping over to my blog. I noted that you were not sure what to do about buttons - the pattern picture uses darker buttons (which give a lovely central line, very flattering) - the darker pink matches a darker pink in the tweed. You could do something similar, bearing in mind that the tween you have does not have such a contrasting colour. Try something deeper that harmonises and tones and see what happens. Buttons can make or break a garment and you have put so much work into yours, its worth taking trouble over the buttons. Good luck, Sarah Liz

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  17. This jacket is stunning ! I love it. The trim and fabric are perfect together. You've done a great job.

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  18. Your jacket is looking great. You really are a fearless sewer.

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  19. Very nice colour combo and very classy. http://www.dorlydesigns.com

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