Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tweedy-plaidy-bouclé jacket

I have a bumper crop of finished objects this week.  Here's my latest jacket, as I wore it today.  You might recognize the top...

After my pattern modifications (reducing dart take-up in back, lengthening at hem in back, adding width through the midriff, inserting light shoulder pads and sleeve heads) I am left with this quite lovely shape.  It's fitted without being tight, and the collar sits nicely away from my neck.


I'm wearing this with my black pants; I have some dark navy pantweight wool in stash.  It would look better with the blue-green wool.  I just have to find it.  And make the pants.  I wonder if I can do it before July?

Now that I've got this lovely new rather thick wool jacket, temperatures in the 20s (C) are forecast.  It figures.


22 comments:

  1. The jacket looks fantastic and expensive! Like one I would eye at the store and not even check the price tag. Great work.

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  2. Great looking jacket! Very flattering fit

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  3. The jacket is great! It's really warm here as well.

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  4. Wonderful jacket, it looks perfect.

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  5. I love jackets like that! Beautiful work.

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  6. It's beautiful!! Such a versatile jacket style.

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  7. Stunning! It's a classic style--never out of fashion--so if you don't get to wear it right away, it will still be right!

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  8. What a beautiful jacket, and a great little pattern. How's the matching dress coming along?

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  9. It's gorgeous and it fits you perfectly! It looks very smart with black trousers.

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  10. Beautiful ! If your weather is anything like ours, you'll still get to wear it. Every day this week, they've added a degree or two to Sunday's predicted high. So far, they're up to 22°. We'll see.

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  11. beautiful crafted jacket and goes really well with your hand-knitted top

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  12. Another fantastic jacket. Love the pattern. Love the fabric.

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  13. It is a beautiful jacket. And it looks lovely worn with the hand knitted top.

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  14. Another beautifully tailored piece! I love the top underneath -- I agree, the i-cord edges are a great idea.

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  15. It's a beautiful jacket and works so well with the knitted by you top!

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  16. Love your jacket. The fit is wonderful.

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  17. Beautiful jacket! The color is lovely and that length is perfect.

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  18. Lovely jacket. The colour is beautiful. Question: I live in Ottawa and I'm wondering where you shop for fabric? The choices seem limited here.

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  19. I like this jacket... I looked at my pattern stash and I have something similar - I have aleardy made one like this ... but I like the collar of this jacket better. I think I will make some adjustments...

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