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Silk/Wool Jacket #1 for Winter 2008

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I couldn’t help it, I just have to show you: this happens when I’m not blogging. I think shutting down was a good decision after all…Bigger photos at the bottom of the page…

This is from Cecilia Podolak’s Materials Things pattern: Classic Jacket. I really recommend this pattern.


Even with all my confusions and mistakes I managed the 3 double welted pockets, two of them with pocket flaps and the one single welt chest pocket so I added the bound buttonhole. I need to work on the bound buttonhole part. I’ll get my chance in the next few weeks as many more projets are lined up to be sewn.

And I’ll also get the chance to refine the sleeves.

I love working with wool. Yay Winter!




About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

10 responses »

  1. Mary Beth, that is such a classic jacket! I’ve promised myself this year, that I will do a tailored jacket. This looks like a wonderful pattern.

  2. Mary Beth .- pretty jacket well and you have perfect. I love fabric and I like this button, really. I am a fan of the “jackets”. A hug from Barcelona. Paco

  3. summersetbanks

    Just beautiful, Mary Beth. Such a classic fabric and the perfect pattern to go with it. Glad to see you again!

  4. Looks like a great pattern to practice all those details. I have Cecilia’s book and enjoy using that. Your jacket is very classic!

  5. Great classic jacket.Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Love the jacket, thanks for sharing. I’m going to investigate that pattern, which I’m not familiar with.
    So glad to see you again, although I understand about the time-sink.

  8. If this is what you come up with after closing down for a minute ~ yes, you are right it was well worth the wait! 🙂 Glad to see you back! Wishing that jacket was in my closet!

  9. I love the tweed fabric. Don’t you wish we had access to really great tweeds? What do you think caused the one sleeve to hang that way? I wonder how different the jacket would look with sharply slanted angled pocket? Would it give a more defined look to the waist or ruin the classic nature of the blazer?

  10. Hi Janie: The sleeve is a 1/4-3/8″ too large. I had in fact cut an 8 (or so) at the armscye and not changed the sleeve nor cap from the size 12 I had cut for the rest of the jacket. Senior Moment?? or maybe not…I wanted to see what would happen and now we know. The second jacket (post at Jacket #2) has the sleeve cut to an 8 and it doesn’t have the problems. The fabric is also a weighty tweed and the rest of the jacket is underlined but not the sleeve so the fold seems exaggerated. And then there’s that darned photographer who doesn’t warn me of the boo-boos in the model (me!) LOL


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