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Stella for Spring

Added Mar 23, 2008

by kaitlinnegan

, Wisconsin, Un...






I had a lot of fun making this jacket. I don’t normally wear anything like it, so I knew it would be a great jacket to start branching out in my wardrobe. I’m in graduate school and want to start looking a little more polished but still be comfortable in a casual work environment.

As far as the actual construction, I picked my size based on my high bust measurement and did a full bust adjustment to add length and width to the front pieces. I had the same problem as TiffanyR with the bias strips flipping up – I’m still waiting to see if they will respond to a couple more pressings, or if I will need to tack them down in places. I’ve posted a more detailed description of the construction here:

Material Notes

Fine wale corduroy, quilting cotton for bias strips and the lining





Very much inspired by TiffanyR – I even ended up with similar fabrics!

For Techniques:

“Vogue Sewing” for fitting

Claire Schaeffer’s “High Fashion Sewing Secrets” for interfacing

Threads tutorial for bagging a jacket lining

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    Mar 24, 2008, 09.37 AMby zivamiriam

    This is beautiful! I’m going to be working on one soon, so special thanks for posting your description of the process.

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    Mar 23, 2008, 08.59 PMby jellybean

    Looks great.

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