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June 6, 2009

A SUMMER LUCY JACKET

By now everybody knows the story of this fabric, how I misplaced it and bought more because I wanted to make a jacket out of it so badly. After finding the misplaced piece I then had much more than I needed for the Patrones Jacket. Not needing two jackets from the same fabric, I decided to make a little summer jacket for my Mother. Since both jackets are short and had short sleeves I still ended up with about 5/8 yard left that I'll use as contrast on some other project later on.

This little jacket is from Butterick 5223, the same pattern I used to make the floral jacket to go with my black sundress. It didn't take to long to put this jacket together because I was already familiar with the pattern. I made view A from this pattern and I think it turned out pretty neat. I'm sure my Mom has a pair of black pants and/or a black skirt to wear this with and hope that she enjoys wearing it. I should be able to get it in the mail to her early next week. The jacket soft pleating at the front and back necklines. I had intended not to line it, but after completing it, decided that it would wear better and have a more finished look with one, so the jacket is fully lined. It has a little swing to it, so I'm calling it a Summer Lucy Jacket (lol). Lucy's are still in style.

Here's a front and back view of the jacket.
Now I'm about to start another project - this time I'm working on tops. Earlier this week to get the cutting phase out of the way, I cut out three projects (that included this Lucy jacket) so I could get right to sewing when the time premitted.
So I've already got two tops ready to work on. It's been a nice sewing weekend so far....

12 comments:

  1. Love the jacket, I'm sure your Mom will be thrilled, tops must be the things, I have 3 cut out and waiting.

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  2. Nice jacket. Love that fabric, and I'm sure you mom will be thrilled to wear it.

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  3. It's adorable, I love it!

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  4. Your mom is going to love Lucy and the name is so appropriate.

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  5. Cute jacket! Love the fabric!

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  6. OK, you're making me feel guilty-I have got to sew! I'm getting the itch to make some new things for me. Been traveling too much lately-I lose the itch to sew. I think I have to check out that pattern, too.

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  7. Great idea for using the extra fabric! Your mom will love her new jacket.

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  8. Anonymous6/08/2009

    Faye thank you so much for the jacket. I have just the skirt I will wear with it.You are a loving
    daughter,and so thoughtfull thank you for always thinking of me.
    Love mom.

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  9. The fabric is fab!! You are a wonderful daughter :-)

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  10. Oh, that's so cute! Your mom will love it.

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