Hi! I'm still here! And I've got a sewing project to share....
A couple months back I took a class on Craftsy called Sew Better, Sew Faster. The class was excellent, and I decided to use some to the techniques I learned about on a project that I have been planning forever- Simplicity 2898 (available here on Etsy in a 32 for $7).
For my fabric, I tried out a method I saw while browsing bleach techniques online. I used a medium weight denim and a lace curtain fabric, both thrifted, and simply placed the lace on top of the denim (in the driveway) and misted over them with bleach.
I wanted to do some top stitching, as I have not done much in the past, and it gives a denim jacket a modern look. After I tested a few samples with different colors from pink to black, I appealed to my husband for his opinion on the best combo. He instead suggested the gold hue often associated with the top stitching on denim, and I really liked how it looked when I tested it. It turned out great on the jacket- it stands out while still being somewhat understated. I mean, who wants to do all of that top stitching and have it be invisible? And who knew husbands could give such handy sewing reccomendations?
|Top stitching. Button markings courtesy of my Chalkoner. Best marking tool EVER.|
|Fitting "action shot."|
A couple other little notes- I used cotton muslin to interface the collar and cuffs as well as the facings used to finish the inside of the jacket. I bound the armscyes for a somewhat tidy finish after my serger tried to eat them. I used my Singer buttonholer to stitch the buttonholes after several samples, as the denim thread proved difficult to work with for this purpose. I also used vintage bakelite buttons I salvaged from a thrifted jumble of buttons blogged about here.
Overall, I love the finished version, and it has been getting a lot of wear in this chilly weather! So now, for too many pics of the finished jacket....
|My favorite photobomber!|
How is your fall sewing coming along?