Vogue 1132 - Red Jacket
Part Five, Finish and Reflect
I finished the red jacket today - all that I had to do was to stitch the sleeve lining hems in place and stitch the opening shut on the jacket.
I'm very happy with the jacket, except for the wrinkles at each shoulder circled below. I noticed this in the muslin stage and thought it was just the fabric and would go away, but obviously it hasn't. I've had this problem with other jackets in the past and taking fabric out of that side front section just creates other problems. I'm going to dig out the fitting books tonight and see if I can figure out a solution. I can still easily get back into the inside for any fixes. If you've got any ideas, let me know. If this isn't a problem and I'm just crazy, let me know that, too.
The directions indicate to leave part of a side seam open in the lining for turning the jacket, but I left part of the back hem open. I felt I would have more space that way to do inside finishing work. The jacket is lined all the way to the hem, so the lining choice will show. I chose plain red lining partly for this reason. You can actually see a little lining in the back shot, below.
Now that the jacket is done, I think I need something to wear with it, or more accurately, under it. To complete this ensemble, I will be making a sheath dress of this fabric:
I'll be using this Patrones model from a recent magazine with some adjustments, obviously length is one of them.
Just to due to my shape and the shape of the dress, a muslin is a wise choice. I hope to get that traced tomorrow and a muslin made on Monday.
Parting Shot: Not Mine. It isn't Wellington's' either, although he did try to climb into the box to sleep on the fabric. Isn't this a great shade of rayon jersey? I ordered this up from Gorgeous Fabrics for a client and it is so much nicer in real life than the pictures shown on Gorgeous Fabrics. I also had on hand some cheaper rayon jersey from a local chain craft/fabric establishment so that I could show the client the difference in quality and what you're really paying for.