- 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.
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.
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..................