Thursday, May 7, 2020

Yellow Gingham Embroidered Jacket

One thing about participating in MeMadeMay2020 is that the process of analyzing my wardrobe reminds me that I forgot to post about the sewing process of some of my clothing.

Lost in my closet (and on this blog) has been my yellow gingham embroidered jacket. I've yet to actually wear it. Hopefully I can soon, when things warm up a bit. It's a cool single layer summery jacket.


This is actually a stashbusting project from the summer of 2018. I had already sewn my yellow gingham embroidered dress, and with the remnants I decided to sew a jacket using an old pattern, McCalls 8222. I actually love to wear classic jackets and vests, exactly like the ones in the McCalls 8222 pattern, but up to now the only ones I've owned have been either store bought or yard sale purchased.


I didn't exactly have the right size pieces of remnants for the jacket, so I did as the 18th century...I pieced this jacket.

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Yellow Gingham Embroidered Jacket


Below you can see the piecing. It is very even across the front and even in reference to the back...

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Yellow Gingham Embroidered Jacket


Inside construction-I zigzagged all the raw edges on my Pfaff. Clipped the curves and pressed seams open. I used a creamy soft cotton for the facings...

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Yellow Gingham Embroidered Jacket


Love the back with ties. The ties practically hide the piecing...

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Yellow Gingham Embroidered Jacket


The piecing is revealed as the ties are pulled down a bit.


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Yellow Gingham Embroidered Jacket


Hope to model this soon, once the weather warms up! I'm looking forward to using this pattern for more garments. There is so much variety possible. The only change I plan to make, is to make the armscye smaller, since the sleeve cuts into my arm when I raise my arm. 

2 comments:

  1. I've always thought yellow gingham is so pretty, no matter what style.

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    1. I agree, as evidenced by my stockpile of lengthy yardages of yellow gingham!

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