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Oh yeah, starting a blog is already paying off. Just knowing I would be sharing this jacket with the world has created LOTS of incentive to do my absolute very best with it! And it was so worth it — I love it! Contrary to what I said in my last post, I decided to shorten it after all. It looked too serious the other way. I kept going back to the inspiration photos, and kept loving the sassy, sporty look of the shrunken blazer silhouette, so that’s pretty much where I ended up. But I still wanted to wear it with leggings, so I curved it down in the back to help cover up my you-know-what (at least partially).

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The pattern is one I’ve developed myself over the years and used for a variety of experiments and projects — I had to draft facings and the lining for this jacket, and I must say I’m rather proud of myself! Look — I even piped the seam!

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Bound buttonholes!

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Welt pockets!

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Well, okay, not really, Just the welts.The pockets are imaginary. There didn’t seem to be much point in actually putting them in, given how shallow they would have to be that close to the bottom of the jacket, and especially given how unlikely I would be to put anything in them anyway. But aren’t those welts a thing of beauty? Just brings tears to my eyes. Sigh.

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So there you have it. My second project for 2014. Next up — a LWD. ‘Cause you know, who doesn’t need a white dress in the middle of January?

 

 

 

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