January 21, 2014

THE NINOT JACKET - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED...

...I finally finished it (on Saturday) in three weeks time.  Met my goal and did wear it today (such a windy 45 degrees that felt like 35).  The jacket wore well, was VERY comfortable, which is an important thing.  I promise not a bit of that 35 degree wind chill factor got through the underlining and crepe back satin lining.  Yes, it's a short jacket, but built to withstand the chill - mission accomplished.  I needed a short black jacket.  I love it and plan on putting it into regular rotation for the balance of our winter season (however short).
   
Added a close up shot of the slightly nubby speckled wool blend fabric
I do plan on wearing this jacket with lots of things, but have also started making it it's very own matching skirt.  Only two steps left to finish - the waist facing and the hem, but sorry skirt I didn't want to wait even one more day before donning the jacket.  I'll have the skirt finished before the week is out.  But as for now, I can breath again because this project's finished...

72 comments:

  1. Congrats, you jacket looks great.

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  2. Faye - it's gorgeous! I think I'm jealous of the 45 degree weather!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! I know exactly what you mean about the weather, I use to live in the twin tiers (snow belt).

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  3. This is a great looking jacket, Faye. I really like the back with it's pleat and belt. You are going to hve one super suit when it is all done.

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    1. Thank you Bunny! I'll be working on the skirt some tonight.

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  4. Gorgeous jacket - looks very flattering on you. Love the interesting back.

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    1. Thank you Digs. It was love at first sight!

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  5. wow, this is so beautiful!!

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  6. Beautiful work and quite an accomplishment. Enjoy!

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  7. WoW, Faye! This jacket is absolutely gorgeous. The details are so perfect and, you surely look happy wearing. I have anticipated the finished product as much as you have lol. Beautiful job. BTW, your peacoat still makes me smile. Working on an outer coat now myself though not as much detailed work.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! Can't wait to see your new coat.

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  8. Very nice. I hope that I get my coat done so quickly! Enjoy the rest of winter. Around here it looks like it's settling in to stay awhile!

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    1. Thank you Nancy. Three weeks seemed like an eternity to me though.

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  9. I love it! looks great on you too!
    Helen

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  10. It's fabulous. You did a wonderful job.

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  11. Fantastic, Faye. I love it and YOU wear it well!

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    1. Thank you L! I got a glimpse of your jacket today - beautiful!

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  12. The jacket is absolutely lovely and I like the curls in your hair too!!!

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  13. This is gorgeous jacket, Faye! Congratulations, you have done a perfect job :-)

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  14. What a great looking jacket! I especially like the back detail. I'm actually jealous of your 35 degrees. It is only supposed to hit a high of 12 here tomorrow.

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    1. Well you'll feel better when I tell you that it was 22 degrees today, and promising to be even colder tomorrow. Thank you for your comment - I love this jacket!

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  15. Your Ninot jacket is amazing Faye! Your time spent tailoring it was totally worth it, it fits you like a glove. Congrats! I'm looking forward to see it with the coordinated skirt...

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  16. This looks great. What a nice job.

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  17. Congratulations! Your jacket looks beautiful and you look so happy in it. What fun, wearing new things as soon as they're finished, right?

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    1. Thank you Alexandra. Most times when I make something I don't wear it as quickly, but with this jacket I couldn't hardly wait.

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  18. Beautiful! It looks so warm and classic.

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  19. You have nailed this look perfectly ~ that jacket will definitely not get stored in the back of your cupboard! And love how the cold weather has made your hair curly ... it really suits you ... J

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  20. The jacket turned out so lovely!

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  21. Beautiful jacket! What a wonderful job you did as well. I am truly motivated to make a short jacket now....But I have my eye on the moto jackets that I have seen in all of the magazines and some blogs...Anyway.....Great job!

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    1. Thank you Necie. Yes, I know what you mean, I fell in love the the moto jacket featured in Burda Magazine too.

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  22. Faye, you did a beautiful job on the jacket.

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    1. Thank you so much Dorothy!

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  24. Faye, this jacket is gorgeous, beautiful work!

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  26. Outstanding job! The jacket is PERFECT in every way! Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Tany! I'm planning on making one of Paco's designs too, just waiting for the pattern to arrive.

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  27. Fabulous jacket Faye!! A great basic that will certainly carry you through the winter.

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  28. Sharp, sharp, sharp! Looking fabulous Miss Faye! Your jacket looks SOOO good and well put together! Love it! Three weeks time? Very impressive (for us working girls) and encouraging!

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  29. Thank you so much Terri! I quite often thought about your Burberryish trench as I was making this.

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  30. Your jacket is so wonderful. It looks warm and fashionable. I am so ready for warm weather.

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  31. What a gorgeous jacket Faye, you've done a fantastic job with this project! You make me want to move to a colder climate just so I can make and wear one just like it :)

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    1. Thanks Chris, but I don't think you want to live where it's cold. Some time it gets bone chilling.

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  32. Very nice Faye! Your sewing skills have truly become advanced and you sould be so proud of yourself!

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    1. Thank you very much Myra. My sewing skills have so greatly improved from when I started sewing again seven years ago and I'm so thankful for it.

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  33. Beautiful work. You did an outstanding job.
    You always inspire me to go higher in my sewing.

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    1. Glad I can be an inspiration Angie. There is so much to learn about sewing and I want it all!

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  34. Yay! Congratulations!!!! You did an amazing job! I love it! And you look so elegant!
    I wish we lived closer and we could go for tea together in our pretty jackets... I´m wearing mine a lot.
    You´ll see how yours is going to be out of the closet most of the winter!

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    1. Oh, yes Merche I love this jacket. I'D LOVE TO HAVE TEA with you in our jackets. Thank you for inspiring me to make it.

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  35. Love it! It looks fantastic!

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    1. Thank you very much Sewn (Elizabeth)!

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  36. Just beautiful! All the effort definitely shows.

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  37. Love the jacket, love the collar & love the buttons/belt band on the back Faye - it's lovely :)

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