Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Katherine Tilton Jacket

Butterick 5891



I've made the vest from this pattern (see this blog under vests-it's the green one).  This time I wanted to try the jacket since Marcy had one at DOL Sisters that I loved.

As with most patterns, I like to try it first in a fabric I've picked up for a song.  This one is a very stretchy woven I got at the Sewing Expo in Puyallup a couple years ago.

I love the way it turned out.  It's a bit roomy so I immediately cut it down to a size 10 for next time.  I'm going to wear this jacket a lot.  It has everything I like; drapy lines at the side hem, roomy but flattering lines (love the collar and neckline) and two pockets.  I could also see it lengthened for a swing coat.  And, best of all, it's really easy.  It's a keeper.


9 comments:

  1. Hey Gayle! I just found your blog via Marcy's sidebar. You are one of my favorite new blogs. I hope you don't mind if I tell a few folks about it. ;)

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  2. Gayle, love that jacket! And the buttons are perfect!

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  3. Hi to you both,

    I'm delighted that you found me. I'm having a blast sharing what I make. I'm not big on a lot of words but the photos are, hopefully, inspiring and you can always ask questions.
    Shams, I follow you, too! Love what you talk about.
    Janis, do you have a blog, couldn't find the name.

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  4. Gayle, I've seen your posts on G Threads...nice to catch up with you! Love your jacket...that's moving up in my stack!

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    1. Margy, I'm delighted you found me. I'd love to meet you and the other bloggists I follow some day. You should move this pattern to the top of the stack, it would look terrific on you!

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  5. Great choice of buttons. Did you do the collar as designed in the pattern or change it - I can't really tell from the photo.

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    1. I made it as designed on the pattern. I love asymmetry and this neckline and collar really frame the face beautifully. It looks equally great when unbuttoned, something that doesn't always happen with assymetrical necklines.

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  6. Hi Gayle! What a knockout jacket! The buttons are wonderful and i really like the fabric choice - it's simple enough to be more classic or minimalist but has plenty of interest, plus i think this blue will be fantastic with your coloring. Very excited to see your next iteration!!!

    I made up this same jacket in a mid-light weight printed linen and i couldn't agree more with your take on this piece. Looks great open and closed, flattering neckline and overall silhouette, easy to work with shape, straightforward to make up, and *pockets*.

    I've found that when wearing this one open or with the fronts kind of folded across each other it looks so soft it reads as almost a cardi, but fasten even one closure and the strong lines really come out. It's a LOT of flexibility to get in one piece!

    Enjoy and have a great day everybody! steph

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  7. Gayle - I LOVE your work! You mentioned buying something in Santa Fe - do you live nearby? Try Santa Fe Fabrics. They keep me from reducing my stash. A wonderful sale is going on now. You have really inspired me to get back to work. Thanks.
    Anita

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