2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

July 19, 2015

DONE...

...Butterick 5616 cropped jean jacket that is.  Took a bit longer than I anticipated but then again so does everything I make.  It's just as I envisioned and I am happy with it.

This is one thing that I can mark off the list. Later I'd really like to have one in black after I find black denim online because there's none in my area.  Nothing pressing though so I have plenty of time to do a little search. 

MY MOTHER:  Did you finish your jacket?

ME:  After fixing a couple of operator errors, yes I did!  And I didn't even cry and whine when making this jacket - did I?

MY MOTHER:  No you didn't and I am so surprised! 

ME:  Yeah, I'm really trying to work on that... 

Now to decide on my next project - something new coming up soon...

46 comments:

  1. Very nice, kudos for making a rtw-looking project but undoubtedly better!

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    1. Thank you Cherie. The topstitching detail was actually fun.

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  2. Great jacket and I am sure you will get so much wear out of it. Great job.

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    1. Thank you so much Sheila!

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  3. Jacket looks really great. Is the fir what you hoped when you wear it?

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    1. Thank you Ruthie! Yes I like the fit. I went with size 16 through the neckline, shoulders and chest area according to the pattern's sizing for my bust measurement; but tapered out to a 18 in the side seams. I did end up taking the side seams in so I really could have gone with a straight size 16.

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  4. I'll bet you are gonna love this!! So versatile!

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  5. You are going to wear this all the time! I agree with Linda, very versatile!

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  6. What a fab jacket. You will get a lot of use out of this.

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  7. The jacket looks wonderful, you should feel very proud! Great job!

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  8. It looks SO GOOD Faye! Is it stretch white denim or no-stretch? I want to make the Jacket Express jacket from Janet Pray's Craftsy class, but she says to use non-stretch denim and I cannot find non-stretch denim in red that is the right weight and doesn't look like it came from a kindergarten class!

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    1. Thank you. The denim that I used does have stretch Kyle.

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  9. So nice Ms. Faye, and you are going to get a lot of mileage out of this!

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    1. Thank you Diane I'm sure I will.

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  10. Great Jeans Jacket Faye - and in white, we can see your great work, we won't be able to when you make the black one :)

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  11. Very nice jacket Faye! You're really good at them! I bet you've surprised yourself with your sewing skills over the years too! A black one would be really cool!

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  12. Oh that's just perfect Faye. And such a versatile piece. I made a white jean jacket 9 years ago and still, it's my go to jacket to wear in spring summer. And I love it every time I wear it!

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    1. Thank you Diana. I know I'm going to enjoy wearing it.

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  13. This is the perfect jacket, Faye, you will love wearing this one and it will go with so much in your wardrobe.

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  14. Fabulous jacket, Faye! I bet it will prove to be a really versatile addition to your wardrobe.

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  15. i continue to love your conversations with mom...

    faye this looks amazing! can we see it modeled??

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  16. This looks like it was a lot of work! Well done!

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  17. It turned out beautifully. You will really get a lot of use out of it in the spring and fall, I'm sure.

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  18. Beautiful jacket Faye,..
    And I so enjoyed the conversation with you and your mom.. Just had to laugh..
    I have them same things.lol

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  19. Everybody needs a white denim jacket! Well done! The convo with your mom is awesome.

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  20. Perfection!!!!! Faye, you did this, love it.

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  21. Lovely jacket Faye! Your conversation with your mom reminds me of my mom and I...so cute.

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  22. Oh so pretty! I absolutely love your new jacket! The next time BMV has a sale, I'm going to have to get that pattern!

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