Sunday, 25 November 2012

McCall's 6441 jacket completed.

This is another weekend where I didn't get as much sewing done as I wanted, but I am pleased to report that I did finish McCall's 6441 jacket.


  • Pattern: McCalls 6441
    • I cut a size 12 and made a sway back adjustment, and an FBA.
  • Fabric :Beautiful cashmere/wool blend 
    • purchased from Rosenburg's around £15 per metre.
  • Lining: from stash
    •  purchased from Walthamstow market for £1 a metre.
  • Alterations from original pattern: 
    • Added some diagonal double welt zipped pockets to provide a little more interesting detail.  Pockets are just large enough to take my iphone or train ticket etc.  I use the Palmer Pletsch method taken from their book Jackets for Real people, which I really do recommend.  I googled and found these instructions give it a try its so much easier than other methods I have used.
  • The lining is not inserted using the bagged method in their instructions, so there is a little hand sewing for the hems on the sleeves and bottom.
  • I added a little chain to give a little more silver bling to this jacket.
This is a really straightforward pattern to sew up, especially as its a Palmer Pletsch pattern which provides all the markings for the various alterations I needed.  This is not a "fussy" jacket and I think I will get a lot of milage out of it.

I am wearing it here with my RTW Marella pants and my Kwik Sew 2948 vest blogged about here, with the sleeves turned up.

For my next sewing project, I have cut out some of the beautiful lace I purchased last weekend to see if I can make another bra during the week (nice little easy project I hope).

Hope you have all had a great weekend.  Catch you later..................













26 comments:

  1. Great jacket, Pauline..love the welt pockets. I have this pattern and it needs to be moved up in the queue. And what gorgeous fabric!

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    1. thank you Margy - can't wait to see your version.

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  2. Beautiful jacket, Pauline, and what luscious fabric to work with. I bet you really enjoyed this project.

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    1. Thanks Bunny - the fabric was lovely. You know sometimes working with a totally plain fabric is harder than one with a pattern on it --- it shows up all the little mistakes lol.

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  3. Very pretty jacket Pauline, it looks very good on you. Thanks for the tip on the welt pockets.

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    1. Glad the link was useful - I use this method all the time.

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  4. What a great jacket. You did a fabulous job of it.

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    1. thanks Ann I loved your version too.

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  5. What a great fit! I love the jacket and the color but the back fit is amazing! And the details too. You are an artist!

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  6. Gorgeous...love the fit...love the colour...love the workmanship.

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  7. Great jacket, and what's this I hear? A 12?

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    1. Ruth, a size 12 fits me better around the neck and shoulders - I guess the diet is paying off as I have lost a little weight now (ready for the wedding) - hopefully it will be less snug in a few weeks (joined a slimming club to help with the weight loss).

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  8. Love that colour on you - jacket is just brilliant! Very wearable...

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  9. Beautiful jacket. You will get so much wear out of this. Great work Pauline, good fit too.

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    1. Thanks Sigrid and thank you for encouraging me to buy the fabric

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  10. Love the jacket and especially the lively color.

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  11. You look fantastic in that outfit. Love the welt pockets!

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  12. Pauline that's very chic and fit is wonderful

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  13. Super! There are some really nice details on that jacket, and you've done some terrific sewing.

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  14. You will wear this jacket out! The color and style look are great..... well done!

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  15. That is a wonderful little jacket, and will be so useful. The vivid apple green colour is totally awesome :)

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