So Who Is Our Jacket/Coat Sewing Contest Winner?
So Who Is Our Jacket/Coat Contest Winner?
Because there are so many creative people using Today’s Fit patterns, Power Sewing would like you to share your creativity with us. Since this season is all about warm, fun and classic coats or jackets, Power Sewing is having a contest. Make one of the 5 Today’s Fit Patterns (V1478, V1418, V1364, V1356, V1319) below and send us photos of anything you would like to enter.
- 1 pair of Kai 9″ #7230 professional scissors
- 2 newly released Spring 2016 Vogue Patterns designed by Sandra Betzina (Today’s Fit),
- 1 Madeira Glamour Smart Box of Premium Thread
- 1 Madeira Premium Quilting Cotton box
- Mystery bag of sewing notions
So The Lucky Winner is………Jennie F!
“I decided to make Vogue 1319. This is such a flattering, easy to fit style. I used a lightweight double sided flannel from Marcy Tilton (purchased a couple of years ago) and trimmed the coat with a soft leather that I purchased at Gorgeous Fabrics. The coat is lined with a polyester shantung (silk would have been amazing) purchased from our local Fabricland.
The weight of the flannel was quite light so I chose to interface the entire jacket with fusi knit to add some additional body without changing the hand of the fabric. I cut the facing and added seam allowances as I wanted the collar and facings to showcase the other side of the fabric. The fabric also had a beautiful salvage which I was able to use on the collar (which I shortened by about one inch). I added a cuff to the sleeve as I wanted the sleeve to be longer, I trimmed the cuff with leather to blend with the other leather accents. I added a blue piping between the facing and the lining for a little more interest.
I wanted the buttons spaced differently and chose to use large snaps for closure and sewed the buttons on top. The most challenging aspect of the jacket for me was the welt pockets and working with the leather. It was also a challenge deciding how to lay the fabric out with a limited amount of yardage. There were only scraps when I was finished.
I love my new jacket!”- Jennie F.
Beautiful and Honorable Mentions
Thank you again Sewing Enthusiasts for all of your hard work!