Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Denim Jacket

I finally finished my denim jacket. I finished it this morning before I went out. I made my mom wait about 20 minutes so I could put the sleeves in it. I used Simplicity 2443; it's a Cynthia Rowley pattern. I really like it.
jacket - me, dress- rodarte for target, tights- filene's basement
It's starting to get to cold to take photos outside.
I really liked this pattern. It has a lot of pockets so I won't have to use a purse when I go out. I thought the sleeves were really difficult. The placket was really hard. But I think they turned out fine. I took a lot of care to make the inside pretty. I did Hong Kong seams on the inside since it is unlined and jackets are garment that I take off a lot. I used space print cotton for my front facings because I thought denim would be too heavy and the print is a lot more fun. I had this left over from when I made my friend pj pants. It was out when I was cutting fabric so I picked it. I wish I would have done the waist facing in it too because it feels a bit heavy. I'm really happy with this jacket.
Happy Thanksgiving!

26 comments :

Ali said...

Your sewing skills are just so superb. That jacket looks great with the dress!

Kara said...

Wow, major props for this! I tried making a simple dress before and never want to sew again!! This jacket looks professional, especially after seeing the inside. A++

xx Kara
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Courtney Erin said...

You are so talented - I love it!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Fashion Cappuccino said...

It's a beautiful jacket and you did an amazing job! Your first picture makes me smile because you look so happy! xxxoxoo

Chelsea Lane said...

wow you are super talented! great job :)

xoxo

St├ęphanie said...

ADORABLE !

Natalie said...

i love that bottom jacket

peace x

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Diva Putri said...

superb cool! love the patterns too :D
wanna follow each other dear? if you dont mind :)

diva,
little geek madame

Maryrose said...

Your did a great job! I love the jacket, this is a very inspiring post, it makes me want to customize my clothing! And thanks for the birthday wishes x

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Lalli Carvalho said...

I envy you fall, many leaves will not fall here, I can not afford to take pictures, (
I loved this mini jacket, I have an in-washing jeans. Very cute.
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Couture Carrie said...

Really fun pics and looks!
Great job on the sewing too!

xoxox,
CC

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! I cannot believe that you made that jacket - it is fantastic! You are incredibly talented!

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving, my love!! :)

MyStyle said...

Hi there-you are so talented, the jacket is incredibly stylish and very good quality too, well done indeed, your outfit is just lovely! xx

Abi said...

Such fun photos! I like the tulle dress.

Robbie said...

Great jacket, I wish I had sewing skills like this! !!
Love the look too.
Thanks for your lovely comment.
xxx

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Winnie said...

Oh wow, this jacket is incredible!! This must have taken you so long to complete but definitely worth it right?

KIRAFASHION said...

love the jacket and the beautiful fall leaves!

Charleston said...

really capturing autumnal charm

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SMASH said...

whoa I can't believe you made that! Jealous of your sewing skills--post more things that you make :)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Sher said...

Adore the sleeves of the jacket! You are so talented, great job:)

xx

Flashes of Style said...

gorgeous! <3

Vicki said...

that dress you are wearing is so pretty! love the sheer layer to it, just lovely :) xo

Ashley said...

Awesome look! I'm so impressed by everything you do...I can't sew at all, so I'm insanely envious.

Mary Kate said...

Jess!
That jacket looks incredible. And your hair is so long!

un petit lapin said...

Great job on the jacket! It looks really cute with that floaty dress. I like the photo of you throwing the leaves hehe.

paperwhales said...

I regret not buying the Rodarte for Target dress. It seems so much fun to wear!

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