Thursday, August 14, 2014

What Other Color but White?

Pattern: Simplicity 2256 Jacket with ruffles, pockets, back gathers and seam.
 
 
 
Now this is really made for my body!


Hat purchased from Burlington Coat Factory.

 
 The tucks of the dress (Butterick 5947) are revealed better in this picture. I really need to revisit this


pattern with my copy paper and tracing wheel as her tucks are wider.https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8244853757221381044#editor/target=post;postID=3217480150489052927

Pattern: OOP McCall's 8021 unlined jacket purchased from a thrift shop. This is a nice pattern that can be shortened for different hem lengths or sleeve lengths.

 
One of the most helpful pieces of advice that has been taking from reading blogs is always locate the finished widths and lengths either on the back of the pattern or the front of the pattern piece. This pattern was completed in a size 16 instead of my normal 22 or 24 for that reason.
 


Polyester poplin fabric and polyester lining were used. The lining was cut by the jacket pieces with adding about an inch to the center back for ease.



 
 The tucked dress will not be worn with this jacket as it's width is too wide. (See the difference in the fit with the Simplicity jacket above.)


 

20 comments:

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    1. Thank you! I still find myself watching sewing videos.

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  2. Love that hat and the suits are beautiful. My mother is on the Mother's Board in her church and my niece is in Eastern Star, so they are constantly wearing white. It helps to be able to sew when you need 'church whites' (that's what we call them).

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    1. Thank you! I am on the Mother's Board as well. My husband is a deacon. My grandfather and father were ministers. Sewing for church keeps me busy.

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  3. Stunning...and well crafted. Excellent job!

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  4. That's a really lovely jacket - you are right, it is very flattering, and does work with that dress. I'm going to get that pattern now - I've often passed, but the back is lovely - very flattering, and doesn't need fitting.

    Your turban is just gorgeous by the way :). Your must be very busy with the church - not just the sewing.

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    1. Sarah Liz thank you. It's one of my favorite patterns. I haven't made the view that has the collar. Our church is really busy this month.

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  5. both are beautiful!I get where I spy out the vintage patterns when I go Antiquing & have come up with quite a few, just gotta get to sewing! always love seeing what you come up with!
    Helen

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    1. Helen thank you. When I go anywhere I'm thinking about everything sewing. Yes, there is a thrill that comes with locating vintage patterns. One would have to work around the clock to keep up with the ideas.

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  6. Oh wow! Dorothy, you look stunning in this outfit, great workmanship!

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  7. Wow! You are always on point! Very lovely.

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  8. I love white outfits & yours are great. Especially love the ruffled jacket; looks very good on you.

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  9. you look perfect in ruffles..what a lovely set

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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I hope to respond to each message.