Saturday, July 18, 2009

Knit jacket


I have been threatening to make a doubleknit jacket for a while. I started to make this jacket again a week or two ago. I have a short attention span for jacket making though, so I have been doing it in short bursts. For instance, a week ago I traced out the lining pattern pieces, and today I cut out the lining. I have no intention of sewing it in yet. I am in a mid-winter sewing slowdown.

I added 5cm of length to the jacket this time to match the length of my favourite blazer. I remembered to add the extra length to the lining pieces too, although it was a close thing. I'm glad I remembered before I cut into the stretch silk I'm using for the lining. Eek!

I'm not putting the pocket flaps on it this time, but I have thought about small patch pockets. I won't have to make that decision too soon at the rate I'm going.

4 comments:

Carol said...

I'm working in spurts, too. A bit of this and a bit of that. One day I'll finish something. I like the idea of a double knit jacket. Maybe I'll make one, one day ...

Gail said...

I am a huge fan of double knits. I love experimenting using knits for garments that would normally use a woven fabric. I used black double knit for a Vogue skirt which is so versatile and moves with the body.

Sarah said...

I have been tempted to construct a wardrobe from fleece lately, just to survive the cold. Your double knit gives me hope!

(also, love the polkadots)

Cindy said...

I am really liking the line on this jacket.