I have been busy working on my 1st speed tailored jacket. This might have been the most enjoyable sewing project I have ever worked on. I used a traditional fabric, which is a classic tweed/boucle blend, and decided to speed tailor it using fusibles. Learning tailoring has been so rewarding. I will include some learning resources that helped me tailor the perfect jacket and set in the perfect sleeve!
I just LOVE working with natural fabrics. This one is a 100% wool tweed boucle from Fabric Mart... and would you believe that I scored this at an amazing price of $17 a yard?
I styled this jacket with a chunky statement necklace and this gorgeous clutch.
And for a more casual look, I would pair this jacket with a silk scarf and riding boots!
Here is the back view. It really is a gorgeous fabric! I love the orange speckles in it!
Between this and the last Wool Coat I made, I have learned so much about tailoring coats and jacket. The one thing I love about sewing is that you never stop learning. I used the following two classes to learn the art of tailoring and I recommend them to anyone who wants to make jackets or coats.
Shape and Structure, click HERE
Essentials Guide To Tailoring, click HERE
I copied the pattern from a ready-to-wear garment. You can see an example of how it's done on this video I created.
See you next time!
Vatsla at Fashion Behind The Seams