The Tweed jacket with leather elbow patches

Added Nov 3, 2012

by csams

Chapel Hill, Uni...

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Description

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a tweed jacket with leather elbow patches (+/- the sherlock style pipe). I even briefly considered becoming a college professor so it would be part of the expected “uniform”.

Fast forward several years, I decided that regardless of my chosen career I wanted this jacket. I bought the fabric and elbow patches during a trip to NYC this summer and followed Gertie’s Retro Starlet Jacket video to help me along with the tailoring. The tailoring was done with the fusible method. I’m overall satisfied with the jacket except that one of the sleeves refused to go in as it should so there is a wee bit of excess fabric along the sleevehead. Its based on Butterick 4610.

Material Notes

Wool, leather elbow patches, polyester lining, weft interfacing

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Classic, Preppy
Material
Wool

Credits

welt pocket
Tailoring help

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    Nov 8, 2012, 01.09 PMby prettysewinggirl

    You did an awesome job!! Love it :) Hope you will wear it often!!

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    Nov 5, 2012, 05.04 PMby prinnyt

    Well done, love the elbow patches too

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    Nov 4, 2012, 02.15 PMby zsyzu

    Really well done! I love it.

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    Nov 4, 2012, 06.39 AMby Sewing Your Style

    I love it! I certainly need to sew one before the fall finishes :)

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    Nov 4, 2012, 04.33 AMby kisses

    Neatly done and it looks great on you

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    Nov 3, 2012, 10.06 PMby kess

    Love it!! Love this style, but I’m glad you didn;t choose your profession for it. you pull it off without being a professor!

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    Nov 3, 2012, 05.43 PMby zimbarus

    It´s perfect! I really love the way, you managed to sew the pockets! They are perfect as well. :-)

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      Nov 3, 2012, 07.52 PMby csams

      Aw thanks. Angling the pocket and flap did cause me to pause and scratch my head!

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