After agonizing for a day or two about my fabric, I jumped into my sport jacket project and I'm not looking back.
My jacket, which I'm making from vintage Vogue 9445, will have a single welt breast pocket and two lower pockets with flaps. For the underside of the flaps I used red and white cotton gingham (left over from one of my very first sewing projects, gingham boxer shorts).
Here's the breast pocket:
I especially like the lower pockets. It's such a busy print that you'll really have to look for them to tell they exist at all.
For the pocket lining I used poly satin from my stash. It's lightweight and relatively easy to work with (for slippery satin).
Inside, the exposed seam allowances are finished with white bias tape I had on hand. The jacket will have a half lining.
The sleeves are only pinned in the photo below and the facings haven't been attached, but you can get an idea of what this jacket is going to look like. Wow.
In other news, there's a job available at Mood Fabrics!
Here's the job description:
Mood Fabrics is looking for a marketing associate with 1-2 yrs experience in digital marketing with a keen interest in content marketing and social media for the fashion industry. A strong command of English and basic editorial skills are a must. Background/education in fashion design or textiles is highly preferred, as well as experience with Pinterest, Facebook and basic understanding of content marketing and SEO. This is a full-time job in Mood's office in Northern New Jersey.
The contact person at Mood is Suparno Chaudhuri. If you wish to submit a cover letter and resume, he can reached at Suparno at moodfabrics dot com.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!