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DIY Jacket V8958, Part 1

DIY Jacket V8958, Part 1

For my fellow sewists, have you ever started a project and looked up thinking, ‘what have I gotten myself into?’

I’ve had some serious sewing downtime lately and went through my pattern stash for some inspiration.  I had already bought the material to make a few of these blazers so I figured why not?

I cut View B, size 12 (not my RTW size, but it seems to be my DIY pattern size lately).  Let me start off by saying that pattern has 8 pattern pieces and lining and interfacing.  Oh, not to mention there are about 31 pattern steps to complete before you finish.  Yeah.  This calls for many breaks and a multi-day project.  v8958 pattern

Once I started cutting, I just figured ‘what the h***’, I don’t have anything else to do!  I completed the pattern in one night.  The next night, I cut out most of my fabric.  Then I cut the lining and interfacing.  At this point, it’s time to get the ball rolling!  Goodness.

Sewing Day #1 – It’s Super Bowl Sunday so…..What a better time to start on this project!!!  🙂  The husband has been fed and is strategically positioned in front of the TV for about 3 hours of Football.   I completed the vest (front/back/collar) in the middle of catching up on the half time show – Katy Perry killed it by the way – and between other game time cheers.  So far, I’m pretty pleased with the fitting and instructions.


Sewing Day #2 – I was able to complete the lining, pockets and outer sleeves on Day 2.  I read how DIY Fashion Blogger, Erica Bunker really puts a lot of effort into pressing her garments.  This is a step that I have been guilty of skipping in the past.  I am using a very basic iron right now.  Maybe I’ll move up to the big leagues later on…v8958 lining

Sewing Day #3 – Today was a short day.  I pinned the sleeve to the armhole last night….v8958 pinned sleeve

I sewed up the sleeve and this is how it turned out.  v8958 sleeve

The goal is not a bunched sleeve!  Check out the pattern cover.

v8958 pattern

Naturally, in times like these I look for my trusty seam ripper.  For some ODD reason, it’s nowhere to be found!  Has this ever happened to you?  This may have been doomed from the start, but I will finish it.

Project is now on hold until further notice… 🙁

Until next time… Like, Comment & Subscribe!


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