While I am adjusting to life with the new baby, enjoying the holidays and snuggles I am re-posting many of my guests posts that never got posted here, so enjoy the "walk down memory lane"
I find that you can find inspiration all around you. Today's jacket was inspired by some buttons. I ripped them off an old jacket, and created the shapes colors and design after the buttons. So find some cool buttons that speak to you and let's get started!
What you will need:
- Fabric (I used Jersey knit)
- 1/8 inch elastic
Now for the sleeves. Trace the sleeve from a shirt that fits well, and add seam allowance.Label as sleeve cut 2 cut along a fold on the top line.
|Start by sewing the back piece to the two front pieces at the shoulder and side seams|
|Then take the piping and pin it to the right side of the top all along the edges. Clip the flap of the piping when you get to a corner so that it goes around the corner well. Sew in place. Follow the stitch line that is already on the piping.|
|Turn the piping so the flap in on the inside now and top stitch in place.|
|Now for the sleeves. With the sleeve folded right sides together sew along the raw edge. do the same for the cuff.|
|Now fold the cuff, so the seam is on the inside.|
|Now place your cuff around the sleeve so the raw ends match up. Sew in place. If you sew following the stitch line you already have in place on the sleeve you will have the best results.|
|Now you have a sleeve with a cuff. Do that for both sleeves.|
|Now pin right sides together with the sleeve inside the arm opening sew in place.|
|Now do that with both sleeves.|
|Now more piping. You are going to pin and sew the piping all around the bottom edge of the top just as you have done before. Fold over the edge so you get a nice finished edge.|
|Then ruffle the bottom piece just in the front on both sides of the curved pieces. Gather it just so it is the length of the top piece. Then sew it along your piping that you sewed to the top piece. (you are almost done)|
|Then with the elastic sew little loops to the inside of the flap.|
|Then sew the buttons to the other side, sew them over the the side since there will be overlap.|
|Then you are done. Pretty easy right?|
|Don't you just love the little details?|
|The perfect little jacket for sitting back and enjoying life |