Continuing the Series on Outer Wear. Yes, I know I'm a couple of days late. I was waiting on the right buttons.. You all know how I feel about Kini Zamora on Project Runway. He's the person that inspired me to try to modify this dress pattern into a "Jacket". I know it's not exactly like it but he was my inspiration to it make this..
First, let me start by saying that I "HATED" stretch denim, but I was told by some sew sisters that a 14'inch needle would do the trick. By then it was too late.. So let's call this Jacket "Practice" and I'll tell you why..
I purchased the fabric from Wally World for $1.50 per yard and this was the first dress I ever turned into a jacket. I didn't follow all of the steps in the pattern. I modify it to my liking, praying that it'd work out.. I adding 4 buttons, the pattern asked for 10. I also added longer sleeves, faux cuffs, by using the collar patterns and pockets.
To say it was my 1st time making a "Trench" I think I did well on "Practice".. Now I can buy a better quality fabric and needle to get a even better look..
This will be probably my everyday Trench to run errands in..
Side view of her..
To say that I purchased the fabric for $1.50 a yard the quality of it was really nice..
I don't know what I'm going to do without him.
Isn't she lovely!
|Side View of Kini Z. Trench Coat from Project Runway, Season 13|
|Back View of Kini Z. Trench Coat of Project Runway, Season 13|
And we're off..
12 pieces in all, very easy to follow and understandable.
When I saw the Trench that Kini did on the show, I ran until my patterns stash and pulled McCall's 6279 out. I've have this pattern for about 3 years maybe even more.
I wish I could have shown you how brown the pattern sleeve is..
Gross and embarrassing, lol..
Ya'll don't need to see that..
I used View C and added sleeves and cuffs..
Wally World Special, $1.50 per yard..
Can you say "Score"!!!!!!!!!
View of Front and Side Panel..
View of Side Panel
Back view before attaching front and back together
I added pockets by using a pocket pattern for a skirt.
Both pieces sewn together..
So Far, So Good but crying because of the puckering..
Look at what I did!!
Can you tell, I'll give you 3 seconds..
I put the belt loops on upside down.
Sorry, I didn't take pictures of me putting the collar on.
I get to caught up in the process that I actually forget to take pictures..
The sleeves are from another jacket pattern.
The top piece is the faux cuff.
I traced the collar pattern and added interfacing, sewed around cuff leaving just a little out, then turned it inside out. I ironed and top-stitched around the cuff.
I attached the cuff to sleeve.
Didn't used that button, it's just visual..
Close View of Trench..
This will be in heavy rotation with the other jackets.
I can feel it..
Back View of Trench.
Another View of Trench with Belt
I still can't believe I put the loops on backwards..
Following this post will be a skirt I made from the left-over denim..
Until Next Time..
SEW IT CHIC..........