A tale of two jackets

Every year I make a new jacket.  This year I scored a great pattern and some unexpected fabric finds at Fabricker’s fabric swap and ended up with two jackets.

 

Now most of you are probably thinking,”No way! I remember the lining, but that camel colored fabric wasn’t at the swap.  Look in the upper right corner of the photo. I bet you remember a roll of unsightly upholstery fabric at the swap.  I went a little “off book” with the pattern. I lengthened the sleeves and added slash pockets.  I went with real buttons and buttonholes instead of snaps.  I also took a different approach when it came to installing the lining.

 

 

Denim Jacket on display at Fabricker

I was also on a mission to clear out some of my stash. I was gifted a mountain of denim and I scored some lovely brocade at the Fabricker swap in May.  The jacket is constructed in the same manor as the “microsuede” one. The brocade was a little tricky to work with.  Once you cut it, you want to handle the raw edges as little as possible, this stuff will fray.  Serge or zigzag the edges as soon as possible.

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