Embroidered Linen Jacket

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Remember last week, when I posted photos of some sleeves? Well, here’s the whole jacket!

The pattern is one of the new Vogue patterns, 8876. It caught my attention when I saw this post on Marcy Tilton’s blog. I love the look of this dress as a jacket.

I went up 2 sizes, but I could easily have gone up one more. It’s a little tight at the shoulders if I’m wearing multiple layers underneath. I re-drafted the sleeve to a 2-piece sleeve, which is more fitting for a jacket. I also moved the pockets from the side seams to the side front seams and added a lining. I did not have enough fabric for the lower bands on the pattern, so I left them off. I fiddled with the length a bit, making it shorter in the front and longer in the back.

I love the curvy seam in the front. I thought for a while about the cap sleeve bits at the shoulder before deciding that I like them.

The fabric is an embroidered linen that came into the house a tan color, but I dyed it red. The lining is a silk faille that I dyed in the same dye bath. The underlining is some tightly woven cotton.

back view

back view

side view

side view

inside view

inside view

I love these buttons!  You can see my bound buttonholes, as well.

I love these buttons! You can see my bound buttonholes, as well.

I catchstitched the seam allowances to the underlining so they stay pressed open after cleaning.

I catchstitched the seam allowances to the underlining so they stay pressed open after cleaning.

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12 Comments

  1. Posted March 12, 2013 at 3:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    Those buttons are great…as is the jacket. I love the way you work with dye.

  2. julia rushing
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 6:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    this is absolutely beautiful. I love the lines and the drape.

  3. Posted March 12, 2013 at 7:41 am | Permalink | Reply

    Lovely and beautiful! Worth all the hard work!

  4. gwensews
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 8:01 am | Permalink | Reply

    Fabulous! That looks like something you would find in an upscale boutique!

  5. Rosie
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Another beautiful garment Claudine. The buttons are lovely!

  6. akismet-21b053fec805c8711a1f608da8cdd26a
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    Ok, this is just gorgeous. I love the cap sleeves on top. Are you going to be dying all your fabric now on?

    Elizabeth
    http://www.sewnblog.com

    • Posted March 13, 2013 at 8:53 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! The next couple of projects on deck don’t involve dye, but after that, who knows? I like having the option of dyeing because it makes my stash much more versitile.

  7. Posted March 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful. Love how you make it your own, from the dying of the fabric to the alterations of the pattern,

  8. Posted March 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You put so much of yourself into this coat, and it shows. I love the idea from conception to completion. Very nice. The buttons are so unusual. Where did you find them?

    • Posted March 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! They are from this Etsy seller, who I highly recommend. I’ve bought a whole bunch of metal buttons from them, and they are all beautiful, weighty buttons.

      • Posted March 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for the lead on the buttons!

  9. Posted March 26, 2013 at 12:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    Ohhh, what a beautiful work of art! The vented sleeves are especially interesting; though I think I love everything about it!

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