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June 11, 2015

WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU WORK IN A MEAT LOCKER...

...no kidding, the office and lab that I work in during the summer is just that cold.  Sometimes I have to go outside just to warm up my fingers and toes.  So I have to take a jacket, sweater or blanket (just kidding) with me every day.  So I though Butterick's 5926 knit jacket would work out just find for me.  I wore it to work yesterday with white pants - took pictures but hated them - so you get to see my dressform version instead.
I loved this fabric when I saw it at Fines and knew at the time of purchase that I would use it with the Butterick jacket pattern.  Lovely fabric, but thought it was the weight of the pontederoma I'm use to buying - it wasn't - but rather akin to a sweater knit in the way that it handled and sewed up.  Removing misguided stitches was a picky nightmare, and so was making the buttonholes.  The fabric is so picky (hope you know what I mean) that the garment will definitely need to be hand washed.  Oh well, it gets the job done, it will get worn and I do plan on making it again in a beefier knit later on.

I am very proud of the stripe matching.  I hated the pattern instructions for the collar so I "did it my way" and it worked out fine.  Because I did the collar the "Linda Faye" way I had to draft a back neck facing to end up with a nice finish on the inside. 

All in all this is a really good pattern (sans the collar instructions) and there will be one or two more in my future...


32 comments:

  1. Nice looking jacket, great job on the stripe matching. I run an electric heater almost daily to keep from freezing.

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    1. Thank you Beth. Heaters have been outlawed at my place of business.

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  2. Isn't it crazy that you have to plan warmer office wear in the summer than in the winter? I've recorded temperatures of 63 degrees in my office in August. Insane. Layers layers layer.

    Love the stripes!!! Way to look cool while staying warm!

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    1. Thank you. I've work in several cold offices. Better than hot I must admit.

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  3. What is it about air conditioned offices - always like ice boxes or overheated in winter. I'm glad you finally made this jacket Faye - it is your sort of jacket - this would look lovely on you, I would think.

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  4. Oh what a lovely jacket!

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    1. Thank you Ruthie.

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  5. Oh I really like this blazer, great stripe matching. Shame the fabric isn't what you thought. I'm sure it looks great and for the cold room; perfect! I used to keep a liked but not loved cardigan in my cold room office as I couldn't bear to drag it around everyday in the heat.

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  6. Very nice jacket and it bet looks great on you. Sorry your fabric gave you issues, but you won!

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  7. I love this Faye. Iys a fun and very"in" piece that should be versatile. Great stripe matching !

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  8. I am so glad to see that you've sewn again. I look forward to seeing your projects and the details of your work as you are a very talented sewist. Love the jacket!

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    1. Thanks for the nice compliment Jackie.

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    2. Thanks for the nice compliment Jackie.

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  9. Perfect!! Love the stripes.

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    1. Thanks Mrs. Smith, all but the buttonholes.

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  10. Lovely jacket and can so relate to arctic office.

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  11. I'm amazed at how well those stripes match across the sleeves and shoulders. This jacket will work with a lot of your wardrobe. Great addition!!!

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  12. The stripes = time and patience! Thanks Andrea.

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  13. Very nice jacket. You did a great job matching those stripes!

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  14. I love a striped blazer and yours is lovely Faye!

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