Burda 7018. I decided to make a jacket using the remaining denim left over from my V1246 skirt.
I browsed my patterns and hesitated for weeks over what jacket to make but finally opted for this one as I wanted to try a jeans jacket. I bought it in the half price Burda sale last month at Jaycotts. For some reason Blogger keeps rotating the photo below, so please excuse this. I am making view A, shortish with a waistband.
So far, sewing this jacket has been fun. It is the kind of step by step construction that I like and making it has made me think about the construction of RTW jackets. I have sewn the curved front seams, the fake pocket tabs, the side and shoulder seams and the waistband. Plus I have added side pockets as I know I won't get much wear out of a pocketless jacket.
And then there's the topstitching! Twin needle time. (A new twin needle was among my birthday presents from my lovely friend Emma, **Hello Emma**) I spent about three weeks thinking about what colour to do my topstitching. I kept checking out any denim jackets I saw. Finally I decided last week to do the top stitching in red.The frustrating part is I have to sew the construction in blue threads, then changes needles and threads for topstitching. To have two machines like Sonja would be brilliant for a project like this! If you haven't tried twin needles for top stitching I recommend you do - it is fab.
I am expecting this project to take quite a while to finish as it is now school holidays. But for the first time in ages I am really enjoying the sewing journey rather than rushing to the end product. What is on your sewing table? And is it really a dedicated sewing table? Or does it share functions with other people, eating, other crafts....?