Watson Jacket

Added Jul 15, 2014

by Tante Karlo

Landen, Belgium






I know it’s summer, but I couldn’t stop myself from making this beauty. I had the pattern for a while, but waited to buy the fabric in Mood, when I was visiting NYC.

So last couple of days, I’ve been tracing and cutting patterns, cutting fabric, sewing, ironing… But totally worth it! Although I can’t wear this for another 3 months :(

For the lining of the capelet and sleeves I used a super beautiful knit fabric, and the soft thick lining of the bodice was a scrap from my stash. To make it extra warm, I put a fleece lining between inner- and outer fabric of the sleeves.

I did make a couple alterations, like shortening bodice & sleeves. Because it bothered me that the left 3 buttons were just sewn on, I made 6 bound button holes, with 5 usable buttons. (The one in the left upper corner is a fake buttonhole/button.) I also lengthened the button-part (how do you call that?), because I like it more symmetrical.





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    Jul 16, 2014, 08.36 PMby LEAs-Heart-ART

    That’s cute! :)

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    Jul 16, 2014, 04.15 PMby martinK

    love it, great work!!!

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    Jul 16, 2014, 09.36 AMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous jacket, I. Love everything about this. The details are wonderful and it looks fantastic on you xx

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      Jul 16, 2014, 10.28 AMby Tante Karlo

      Thank you so much!

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    Jul 16, 2014, 12.05 AMby milkyway

    Love itttttttttttt

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    Jul 15, 2014, 11.18 PMby Mauude

    It is beautiful! I love this color so much. I tried to make this jacket once, but I didn’t use the right fabric (too thick). Seeing yours makes me want to sew it again! :) I really like it! Good job :) (and the lining could not look more comfy haha)

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      Jul 16, 2014, 08.46 AMby Tante Karlo

      Thanks so much! This fabric isn’t really thick on itself, but hopefully warm enough! I did widen the outersleeves a tiny bit because of the extra layer of fleece.
      You should definitly try again!

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