Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pilot Jacket

The first time I saw this jacket, I just knew I had to make it. It's from Ottobre 3/2003, #17. As mentioned in my last post, I was headed to Fabric Depot to get the fabric. I got the fabric, zipper, and am happy to report I only came home with one other piece of fabric. :-) Yes, I'm on a fabric diet - defininitely a diet and not a fast. By the way, I really apprecaite all the comments on my last post. It's good to know I'm in good company with my love for fabric.

Here is the coat I'm making (click the picture to enlarge).

Yesterday I traced off the embroidery motif from the pattern sheet. I traced it onto clear water soluble stabilizer with a extra fine point Sharpie.

Here is the image on the stabilizer. Ottobre instructs you to pin the stabilizer on the wrong side of the fabric, stitch the lines with a straight stitch, then flip the garment over to the right side and follow the straight stitch lines with a satin/zig zag stitch to produce the embroidery. The nature of my fabric didn't allow me to pin, so I used some temporary spray adhesive to attach my stabilizer.

Here is part of the embroidery done with the satin stitch. You can also see where the ouline is for me to follow. Please excuse the lint. My fabric is bonded faux leather with a fluffy shearling on the other side (very messy!).

The embroidery all finished. It's supposed to be a dog. I'm not 100% mine looks like a dog. I like it okay, DH wasn't too enthusiastic about it tho.

I got the two back side panels sewed and topstitched tonight. I decided to topstitch in black thread and am happy with how it looks (tho no picture of that quite yet).

I will try to work some more on the jacket tomorrow, however I'm on my Auntie "M" babysitting duty now and with 6 kids in the house, it's rather wild! So far so good ~ no replay of last time yet (and there better not be!). Only smiles, laughter, and a lot of fun!

6 comments:

Lori said...

Great job on the jacket embroidery. Did you hold your breathe as you were doing it? Can't wait to see the finished project as the magazine photo is wonderful.

Sewfast said...

Very cute embroidery...can't wait to see the finished version! 6 kids! Wow, you are one brave Mama! Mary :)

stacysews said...

I absolutely love the jacket design you're working on. Great job on the embroidery, I can't wait to see the finished project!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is a totally cool jacket. I would wear it if it were in my size. You're brave to try the embroidery! Looks good!

Birgitte said...

That looks awesome! Congrats on trying something like this, love the jacket, you DS will look as good as the model :-) Perfect choice of pattern and fabric.

sweetgrace said...

Cool jacket, love it! The only comment other than that is you must be one sick woman to make it out of fabric depot with only that. Next time I think you need a shopping partner...one that doesn't diet, lol!