Thursday, February 18, 2016

Made by a Fabricista: Speed Tailored Wool Jacket

Hi Fashionistas!

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.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post and you are enjoying your sewing and styling as well!

See you next time!
XOXO



7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous jacket & it looks fantastic on you!

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  2. Would you provide the pattern information? The jacket is stunning and looks fabulous on you!

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    1. Thank you! I copied the pattern from an existing jacket I had in my wardrobe. There area couple methods I use to replicate an existing fit. You will find them under the tutorials tab on my personal blog:

      http://fashionbehindtheseams.com

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  3. Gorgeous jacket! I love the style and the fit on you. I am at the place in my sewing where I am learning how to tailor coats/jackets and how to use fusibles in the process. It seems to be a bit intimidating but I am ready to learn how.

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