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Jeans Jacket with Organza Embroidery

Added Apr 18, 2008

by mirela

Hollywood, Flori...






This is my favorite jacket ever! I have made it based on a La Mia Boutique pattern, I think it was the April issue, 2007, have to check. I like how the patterns in this Italian magazine are perfectly fitted, a lot closer the Burda patterns, this time I wanted to go for the tight fit.
I have chosen this slightly stretch espresso colored jeans fabric from fashion fabrics club, having a jacket in mind at that time, not sure which.

The ribbon is from Ben Raymond’s store in downtown Hollywood. Got it a long time ago, while old Raymond was still there, paid a good 20$ for it, but I had to have it. I was thinking of a silly peasant skirt back then. Unfortunately that little store is closing down, they still have some stuff for sale there, but you have to call ahead of time to see if the seller is there. Raymond has retired, and the owner of the Arts Academy of Hollywood bought some of “If we don;t have it, you don’t need it…” stuff. The number is 954 923 1950, in case anyone would like to call and visit.

My mother got me this La Mia Boutique magazine, I was browsing through it and the perfect project for both my dark brown fabric and my golden organza embroidery was there! Way better then my original ideas!
Since the embroidery was elegant and evening like, it is toned down by the jeans, and the other way around the jeans is lifted up, having a more elegant feel than the worker’s fabric that it is. I guess they even themselves out somehow.
I decided to skip the lining and chose to bind the seams with a silver satin ribbon.
I did the top stitching with a special top stitch thread and special needle with a larger eye.
I attached the embroidery using a gold metallic thread with another special needle, so that was really fast and the seam doesn’t show only if you know about it and you use a magnifying glass.
Hand basted on the sleeves.
These are my first bound buttonholes, against my fearful belief, they are not the difficult to make. I used Vogue sewing book for a guide, they show about 5 kinds of bound buttonholes.

They did not turn out perfect, the kind of opened up too much after hand sewing the facing…maybe next time.
I’ve put a lot of work into this one. Usually I like fast projects, like those simple jersey tops, stuff that can be made in a day. The jacket took a week, working only in the evening and a weekend, but I like the outcome and have a few more jackets plans in the future.

Material Notes

jeans, organza ribbon embroidery, metal buttons, top stitching thread, metallic gold thread, top stitching needle, metallic thread needle, fusible interfacing





Mom for the magazine

Marius for the pictures

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    May 1, 2008, 09.32 AMby mirela

    Thank you everyone! I love the fabric so much that I pulled of a midriff and a hat out the remains. I will post soon, I’m very proud of these creations :D

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    Apr 28, 2008, 04.27 AMby lybu

    This jacket is beautiful and professional done. I love the details.

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    Apr 21, 2008, 12.05 AMby fashion1

    this is a beautiful jacket! nice embroidery and great job at the inside!

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    Apr 20, 2008, 08.59 AMby justelaite

    wow! I fell in love with your jacket;) seriously, it is great!

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    Apr 19, 2008, 07.38 PMby kasia26

    Very elegant! Great job.

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    Apr 19, 2008, 12.37 AMby majnets3s

    This is really wow!Mirela perfect jacket!

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    Apr 18, 2008, 04.00 PMby yoshimi

    beautiful! You look so cool in it.

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    Apr 18, 2008, 10.24 AMby cicaktoes

    Absolutely gorgeous jacket! The detail is really lovely. I too like the projects you can complete in a day….but this jacket was worth the week you spent on it! :)

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    Apr 18, 2008, 10.21 AMby bathina

    I love the style..very classic and extravagant! The LmBoutique pattern are awsome..I have some here but because of the language I am bit shy to do.

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    Apr 18, 2008, 09.41 AMby stephaniemorgan

    beautiful jacket. i love it!

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