Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Hooray! Evening coat

I have finished my evening jacket today, which goes really well with my infinity scarf. Just in time too because I am going out tomorrow evening to see the comedian Jack Whitehall in a show.



It was me and my trusty four year old camera assistant today, she actually offered when I said I had finished my coat! She did really well actually in a gap in the rain clouds.


The sleeves are quite long, I like them like that. They are cut on the opposite nap so you get a great tonal effect. 


I used a pretty grey mini-bobble trim around the bottom and I need to get some more to go around the sleeve seam. That would finish it off perfectly. It was all in the details with this make: covered buttons, faux pocket flaps, double top-stitching around the collar, back belt detail, two-part sleeve construction and bias binding the front facing. I have learnt lots and really enjoyed the process of making this jacket that Little M says makes me feel like a mole, nice!

Hope you get to do some making today. Jo x




17 comments:

  1. Stunning, really does go with the scarf. A beautiful combination.

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  2. It really is beautiful Jo, you did an amazing job and can I just say how talented a seamstress you are. Your scarf looks very pretty with it too. Your assistant did a good job with the photos as well!! I hope that you love wearing it for it's first outing! xx

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  3. Wow it amazing you did such a great job, have a great night out.
    Clare x

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  4. I can't believe you made it all by yourself it's fab - wear it with pride. I would want to add a banner saying I made this. Have fun at your show x

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  5. Wow, this is really impressive and you look great in it. Well done too to your teeny tiny photographer. I can see where the mole comment comes from as it just looks so warm and velvety.

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  6. You look fantastic in that beautiful coat, I am in love with it. Your photography assistant did a great job.
    Hugs to you and enjoy your enlivening out.
    Meredith

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  7. WOW from me too, Jo :) Your little photographer did a fine job sharing your TaDah. I can imagine the soft elegant feel of your pretty purple jacket! I hope you have a happy outing tonight as you wear it on its premier viewing xx

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  8. Very nice, Jo! I love the color and the style. It fits you beautifully. Have fun on your date!

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  9. This is just gorgeous Jo! Well done you. It looks fab with your scarf too.
    Marianne x

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  10. Gee whiz that is a dazzling jacket! The whole ensemble is stunning - and how chuffed are you that you made all of it! Posh catalogues don't come close...Cxxx

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  11. Gorgeous styled coat. I like your styling too. Longish sleeves help keep you much cozier when it's cold and wet.

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  12. YEP! It's official you are a rockstar! That coat is gorgeous Jo! The details are stunning and it looks beautiful on you with your scarf! I hope you have a lovely night out in your new coat!!! All the best...Nicole xoxo

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  13. That is a super success Jo - again! It's really lovely and does go so well with your scarf - and I like the idea of the mole feel, haha, funny little thing she is! Enjoy your night out! Hugs, Joy xo

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  14. Wow, it's amazing! I am in awe, you made a coat. The details on it are really lovely. I hope you enjoyed the gig. x

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  15. Your coat is lovely. It's so nice when you make your own clothes to be able to have sleeves the length you want them especially when you have long arms like me.

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  16. Now I can't decide who's more talented... You, or your 4 year old ;-) She has good skills with a camera, but Jo! No one would ever know this was hand made, it looks perfect! The colour is beautiful, love the shades it has in the light, and the detail on the back... the cuffs! It's just wonderful, uber impressed!

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