Thursday, February 25, 2010

Plaid Jacket

Finished plaid jacket!  At last!  McCall's 5525.  It will probably be awhile before I attempt another plaid.  This was difficult to match.  I used a woven plaid flannel with fusible batting as an interlining.  I lined it with a bubblegum pink bemberg lining.  The pockets are in the princess seam and are really much too small.  I think a cell phone and keys would fall out pretty easily.  The collar is very wide, and that's even after I narrowed it quite a bit.  I narrowed the lapels as well as this jacket is for my tween daughter and apparently wide lapels and collars are not all that!  It does look cute on her but I had a few screw ups on this one.  First as you can plainly see the sleeves do not line up perfectly - close enough, but not perfect.  I'm ok with that.  But then I cut the left side of the lining at the little kick pleat in the back when I shouldn't have, which left me with a little problem of not enough fabric to cover the area.  I fixed it by muttering a few cuss words and then applique-ing a little patch to cover it.  I'm glad it's finally finished and even though I don't think she will wear it very much, it does look cute on her.  It was difficult to find a simple trench style jacket that would fit a 12 year old girl.  I cut the smallest size (size 8) and just had to take it in slightly, lengthen the arms and shorten the length of the jacket.  I left off all the tabs and belt because I just thought it was a little too much with the plaid and because I was just plain tired of working on this and ready for it to be done. 


  1. I love it. And the plaid looks perfectly matched to my eyes.

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