September 22, 2013

HAPPY FALL YA'LL!!!

...WELL, IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! FALL THAT IS!  I feel so good about having gotten a little bit of a head start on the new sewing season for a change.  I'm four dress up ya'll - isn't that wonderful!
I figured with impeding cooler weather that is bound to get here one day in the future, my new Kay Unger dress, being sleeveless would need a jacket.  So I gave her one.  I've admired Simplicity A1738 since way back in June when I saw Lynne B at Wonderfully Made, and Natelea over at The Fearless Seamstreess also made the jacket way back in March.  I thought how utterly cute and simple.  I rushed right out to WalMart to pick up this 97 cent beauty that had so much possibility as a cool topper for my wardrobe - kinda like a cardigan alternative.


I've put off making this jacket because, well really, I wanted to make it in some beautiful bright popping color, lets say yellow- definitely not in BLACK.  I wanted want it made in pontederoma or some similar knit, but I've searched HIGH AND LOW and cannot find pontederoma in YELLOW!  I've been STUCK on a certain color - paralyzed with making the jacket because I couldn't find the fabric in YELLOW.

BUT my Kay dress needs a jacket for Fall, I had to give in and make her one in BLACK.



Oh well, that's the way the color cookie crumbles.  On a positive note the jacket was so simple to put together and fits real good, I know there will be another one in a BRIGHT color added into my Fall Sewing Lineup (as soon as I can find and choose that special color)...

43 comments:

  1. Great jacket. I never would have noticed this pattern!

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    1. Thank you Juliane. Sometimes the simple designs are the best.

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  2. Nice going! :-) and WalMart is the best place to get these types of patterns. :-). Thanks for shout out earlier. :-)

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  3. I recently made this jacket. I haven't posted it yet because I have a couple of other projects I need to post first. I made it out of a teal cotton interlock fabric, so you might look at heavier interlocks for the brighter colors. BTW, why DON'T they make ponte roma in brighter colors? I've been trying to find one in fuchsia.

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    1. It's such a great fabric that I don't understand why they don't make brighter colors - how hard could it be?

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  4. A black jacket is always a good thing. You'l find some yellow in time. Four dresses, wow...go girl!!!

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  5. Hi Faye,
    I'm not sure what shade of yellow you were hoping for but how about this? Sophia and Ponte de roma are pretty similar, I think Sophia is a little lighter weight but it's still a double knit.
    http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/Sophia-Double-Knit-Golden.html

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    1. Thank you Kyle, I'll be sure and check it out!

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  6. I have this pattern and need to make it up soon. Great job on the black one, hope you find yellow, that would look amazing.

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  7. I have that pattern & still waiting for the perfect fabric lol!maybe I'll find a rich Fall color
    Helen

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    1. You will really like this pattern Helen.

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  8. Faye,

    I love your jacket. I have this pattern on the sewing list.

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    1. Thank you Delia. I'm sure you will like the pattern.

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  9. It is a pretty jacket - haven't seen the pattern here or it would be on my to sew list as well. You will get a lot of wear out of a black jacket, at least :)

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  10. And a 'Happy Fall' right back at you! Mind you, we call it Autumn, and its Spring Down Under at the moment, but a great jacket like this can be worn in any season, in any country ... J

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    1. Thank you Judith. I need to find out why we call it Fall rather than Autum.

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  11. Nice jacket, I think I need to sew up some myself for this winter.

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  12. p.s. I should have also added that Vogue Fabrics has the Sophia in a broad range of colors...get your credit card ready! (lol)

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  13. Nice jacket! I need to investigate this pattern as I really should add some jackets to my sewing list.

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    1. I think you'd like it Shelly!

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  14. Love that jacket pattern and I bet you will get miles out of this black jacket.

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    1. I think it's going to get lots of wear Bunny!

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  15. I love your jacket Faye, this is next on my list!

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    1. Thank you Candice, can't wait to see yours.

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  16. Lovely jacket Faye. I bought this pattern because of your previous post and cannot wait to make it myself. You are an enabler in a "good way"

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    1. Thanks Necie. Glad to be a good enabler.

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  17. I love this jacket, especially with the band across the back! I saw this pattern and totally skipped over it. Regarding ponte knits, I've bought some beautiful colors from FabricMart during their sales at excellent prices. These were designer/major store brands at that.

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    1. Thank you Levone. Wish I had caught that sale.

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  18. Love the jacket - I'd offer to check my local for you, but shipping from Canada would likely be cost prohibitive - let me know.

    ...exactly how yellow are you looking for ?
    this one is BRIGHT !!!
    http://www.fieldsfabricsonline.com/Rayon-Blend-Ponte-Knit-Fabric-Print--Yellow_p_45679.html

    this one's gold rather than yellow...
    http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/c/15067/Ponte-Knit

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    1. Thank you Claire, and a special thanks for even considering to look for it in Canada for me!!! I'll check out the two sites you listed.

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  19. Happy Fall to you too Faye! Like Kyle said, Vogue has a good selection of ponte knits.

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    1. Thanks Lynne I'm looking in to Vogue's selection.

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  20. I really like this jacket - I think I want to make one too!

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  21. Thank you Jenny - and go ahead I'm sure you will enjoy making the jacket.

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  22. I too was looking for a yellow ponte knit. I searched the internet and found a seller on ebay with some. You may want to try there. Good luck.

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  23. I can understand why you were running out to get this pattern, it's a great jacket! It's going to look awesome with your dress, can we see it on you?

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