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Something for Nothing Jacket

Added Jun 13, 2011

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...

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A little jacket made from fabric found in the left-overs bin at the college I used to teach at, lining for Hong Kong binding left over from another project, and buttons from a treasure find at a local charity shop.

The jacket is unlined and has no shoulder pads, the only structure is a light fusible interfacing on the collar and facing. It is great for summer use, as daughter no 1 has to wear “business dress” for 6th Form, but hates being hot..

As it is unlined, I was determined not to have raggy seams showing, so bound each and every edge with a pale beige lining cut on the bias. I love Hong Kong finish in unlined jackets and skirts. I have been know to do it on trousers too.. shhhhhhhh

Pattern used is good old Burda 9603 – a children’s pattern, minus the patchy pockets because I really don’t like them.

Material Notes

Fabric is a wool/silk blend.

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Material
Blends

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    Jun 14, 2011, 08.44 PMby Debby H

    What can I say, another winner. I wish I had the time to sew as much as you do but work unfortunately gets in the way. Ho Hum. Can’t wait to see what you make next!

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      Jun 14, 2011, 09.10 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Unfortunately I have all day to sew… I used to teach at a local college, but their funding was cut. So I get to indulge myself everyday! :D

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    Jun 14, 2011, 12.24 PMby Dee Durrant

    Oh another beautiful sew….I’ve loved everything you’ve made for daughter 1 and 2 recently! I haven’t tried Hong Kong binding yet but I’m going to add it on to my list of things to learn!

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      Jun 14, 2011, 12.52 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks, it is a really good finish for exposed seams that you wish were hidden away. If you have a copy of Vogue Sewing it tells you pretty clearly how to do it.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 07.27 AMby LittleGirlInWonderland

    Looks really good!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 05.24 AMby learningnewtricks

    Very impressed! I, too, love Hong Kong seams, but have also done mock Hong Kong seams for lined fabric — cut the lining 5/8" bigger — sew right sides together, then turn inside out — iron the extra 5/8 and you now have mock Hong Kong seams.

    I never thought about using them for trousers — good idea.

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      Jun 14, 2011, 12.50 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      They are addictive! Especially if you use a contrast fabric, or cut checks or stripes….
      However, I have never done mock hong kong seams…. You certainly do learn something new each day! haha

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    Jun 13, 2011, 10.35 PMby peaches2218

    It’s gorgeous, and that colour is fabulous on her! I too adore Hong Kong finishing…on just about everything.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 10.12 PMby mojo elgin

    Wow! looks great! gotta love the freebies…

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      Jun 14, 2011, 12.51 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Absolutely! I managed a skirt from this fabric too, will post it at some point…

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