I did it!! I finished the jacket!! I am sooooooooo pleased with myself. I may have started it more than 3 years ago, but most of the time it was just sitting in a bag waiting or me to get to work. Once I started to work on it it was still good 3 weeks of work (not 8-5, did a lot around it as well) but I enjoyed it so much! I still have a button or some kind of closing to figure out, but all the sewing and hand sewing is done.
The orange silk is lovely but honestly it needed to be broken by something – so I introduced the grey and black silk into the lapel and collar and used just grey on the cuffs. The black binding is also giving it a nice kind of professional finish.
The funky lining is also nice touch and makes it fun to open it or take it off.
This is the detail of the seams from the inside. I don’t know why but I really enjoyed making them this neat. The class on Craftsy suggested couple of finishes of the seams – overlocker and topstitch was one of them – but when I saw this neat tiny binding there was no other option for me. Mind you the cream strip of bias binding is under 1/4″ wide. But it’s probably the perfectionist inside of me, who had to finish it this way and I loved all the hand sewing as the binding is held down by hand.
Let me know how you like it!!
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