Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Black and Red of McCall's 7288 Jacket




Today, I'm happy to show you my latest jacket, McCall 7288.  The links with my notes of fitting, likes, dislikes, and sewing process are:


Notes  on a Pattern - Part I

Notes on a Pattern - Part II



I think it turned out well with the exception of a few adjustments for the next version.  One is the reduction of the neckline just above the bust.  In the collar area, this one doesn't fit as close as I would like.  Also, I think the sleeve head needs just a little tweaking.  Maybe a sleeve head will do the trick


This jacket was not designed for shoulder pads.  I added some 1/4" inch that I made myself.















Just in time for a holiday event.  I'll wear a different top and bottom with it.  The pants are Vogue 1570 which I made earlier this year with a black and white top.  I think a simple red or black dress will go well with this jacket.  Sometime quick.  We will see.

Thank you for following along on this project.  Next week, I'll review a few more projects before I start posting on a new one.

Happy Sewing!
C

24 comments:

  1. Everything about that jacket is amazing; the fit, the use of the panel, everything.

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  2. Whst a gorgeous jacket. The fit is good, the fabric choice amazing. Your jacket is surely a show stopper.

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  3. I love the pattern, especially that collar. The fabric is gorgeous and festive, truly makes your jacket a standout.

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    1. Thanks, Robin. This collar is my favorite of the two. But I plan to try another view with the shawl collar.

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  4. I love this jacket. Just love it because the fabric is what makes it so special. That's the symbotic connection I feel to you...cause you love fabric as much as I do and you do AMAZING things with a piece of fabric.

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. There is no doubt about it, we LOVE fabric and we love sewing. I'm pleased with my new jacket and hope to make at least one more from this pattern.

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  5. Gorgeous! That fabric is really spectacular.

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  6. As I rarely comment on any blogs, you don't know me, Cennetta, but many years ago you responded to a sewing question I had. I was already amazed at your work and still am. This morning the photos blew me away, and I thought it was time to tell you.

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    1. Thank you, Paula, for breaking your silence. Your kind words are much appreciated. When I saw the fabric, I just had to have it.

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful. I want this Jacket! I love the style and the material. VERY well done!

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    1. Unknown, I thank you very much, but I just cannot part with it. ;-) It's the only one.

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  8. Beautiful Jacket! I particularly like the fabric placement having the darker part over the bust area. Like you I have a rather large bust with narrow hips and prefer to downplay attention to the bust area. Karen

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    1. Sewingkm, thank you. The placement of the colors was the first thing I assessed. Anything to help balance my body portions.

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  9. This is a beautiful jacket! I would have lusted after it in the store but never thought of making such an involved project. It's beautiful and I'm picturing you in a green velvet maxi skirt, black top, and this amazing jacket. WOW

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    1. Thanks, Becky. I did have to play around with the placement of the color change. I was challenging for the front, since I needed more length for the front. It's not perfect, but pretty good.

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  10. Nice shadow fabric and lovely jacket.

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  11. It's pretty spectacular. I really love what I can see of the pants too.

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  12. Stunning jacket, Cenetta. You REALLY know how to work fabric to its best advantage and to your best advantage too! Love it!

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