by spendlove 25 Oct 2015

It is a very long time since I tried to make anything as complex as this jacket - and it shows! At least I can say that the embroidery is exactly where I meant it to be! The design is the Steampunk sleeve from Urban Threads.

The pin is temporary until I can find a suitable button.
I have learned that the quarter inch foot is great for topstitching. I used it to put the pockets on with the needle position as far to the right as it would go.


by joyce05 26 Oct 2015

I have to agree with all of the previos comments. You work is superb. We are most critical of our own work. You deserve a pat on the back. Hugs, Joyce

by grossfamilie 26 Oct 2015

That is simply superb! Master class! Will you go in competition of
British sewers in BBC? You're simply the best - and thank you for sharing - Maria

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spendlove by spendlove 27 Oct 2015

No way, Maria!

by graceandham 26 Oct 2015

Just reading over the comments, I'd say they're impressed. Last jacket I made was around 1982, in the heydey of Stretch n Sew. Polyester jacket, pants, 8-gore skirt and sweater, plus three t's and blouses all to match or coordinate. (I'd probably be embarrassed to see them if they showed back up in my closet!)

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spendlove by spendlove 27 Oct 2015

Been there - done that!

by jrob Moderator 26 Oct 2015

I really like this. Your placement is perfection.

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spendlove by spendlove 27 Oct 2015

That is the best bit! I am really chuffed with it.

by arlene 26 Oct 2015

Lovely jacket. Love the design you chose.

by ygarrone 26 Oct 2015

One word - Gorgeous.

by deegee 26 Oct 2015

Wow, your jacket looks great. Beautiful embroidery. Nice work.

by mariagiannina 26 Oct 2015

Excellent work Sue!! Love your embroidery and colours.

by Leaha 26 Oct 2015

Beautiful! Very creative, hope you enjoy your new snazzy jacket.

by kezza2sew 25 Oct 2015

Well done Sue, lovely design to.

by pennifold 25 Oct 2015

Great job on the placement and the colour is simply divine! Love Chris

by highlandermom 25 Oct 2015

Love the color and it looks fabulous.

by pldc 25 Oct 2015

I think 1st how very creative of you to recycle curtains into this lovely Jacket & 2cd I love where you have placed the designs. Quite striking against the black! Kudos to you Sue & bet it looks fab on you! ~hugs~

by pennyhal2 25 Oct 2015

Adding a little decoration to the jacket really makes it special! Nice way the thread shaded the design. Well done!

by sonjapotgieter 25 Oct 2015

Gorgeous work done!!!!So Stunning

by tlp22 25 Oct 2015

Well done!

by rsloan 25 Oct 2015


by asterixsew Moderator edited 25 Oct 2015

Brilliant work Sue it looks fantastic. Reading below, was the sleeve made from one piece as one piece sleeves are a doddle to fit

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spendlove by spendlove 25 Oct 2015

Yes it was and no it wasn't!

by peafarm 25 Oct 2015

This looks fantastic--I always have a problem understanding the front facing hem area to make it look as professional. When I get stuck it is a long time before I attempt again---Placement and design is perfect.

by lbrow 25 Oct 2015

Very nice, my hats off to anyone that makes a jacket. Not my fave thing to do/Lillian

by airyfairy 25 Oct 2015

I think you have constructed the jacket beautifully. Is it for a special occasion?

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spendlove by spendlove 25 Oct 2015

No - just the challenge. The black cotton fabric was a pair of curtains from a jumble sale! (They were new though.)

by lilylady 25 Oct 2015

looks great, love their designs and the way you used them. Sandy

by kathymourie 25 Oct 2015

Very Pretty!!! Love the designs


by crafter2243 Moderator 25 Oct 2015

Love the design you picked. Looks great. Did you use a variegated thread? Your placement is perfect

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spendlove by spendlove 25 Oct 2015

No, the design has four colours and I used shades from light to dark. For the placement, I digitised a line to be the top of the facing pattern. I stitched that on the stabiliser and then basted the fabric piece in place for the embroidery. Second one was simply a mirror image.

by dragonflyer 25 Oct 2015

Nice the gradient of the colors, too! And Martine is right!

by mops Moderator 25 Oct 2015

Hats off! The designs looks fantastic where they are - who cares it is called sleeve.

spendlove by spendlove 25 Oct 2015

I just hope it takes the eye away from the botch I managed to make of setting the actual sleeves in!

mops by mops 25 Oct 2015

I usually get one sleeve in flawlessly and in no time at all; but the second, that often has a mind of its own - or I might have become overconfident at the early success :)

spendlove by spendlove 25 Oct 2015

I know exactly what you mean!

evilsoft by evilsoft 25 Oct 2015

Peggy Sayers has a trick. She uses a strip of the interfacing from a tie. You stitch-stretch that across the cap of the sleeve and when released it pulls in to a nice smooth shape. Made a jacket with quilting cotton, so I need to try to reset some myself.

spendlove by spendlove 25 Oct 2015


by mysew1325 25 Oct 2015

wow.. very nice job..

by sjbrower 25 Oct 2015

Beautiful! I love the gradient look of the purples in the design... nice work!

by bemara 25 Oct 2015

wow, it looks great :-))
Hugs Maria

by anitapatch 25 Oct 2015

Very nice colour and designs

by noah 25 Oct 2015

WOWWWWWWWWW gotta love that purple and it all looks great to me???hugs