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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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by arlene 26 Oct 2015

Lovely jacket. Love the design you chose.

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by ygarrone 26 Oct 2015

One word - Gorgeous.
Yvonne

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by deegee 26 Oct 2015

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

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by mariagiannina 26 Oct 2015

Excellent work Sue!! Love your embroidery and colours.

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by Leaha 26 Oct 2015

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

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by kezza2sew 25 Oct 2015

Well done Sue, lovely design to.

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by pennifold 25 Oct 2015

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

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by highlandermom 25 Oct 2015

Love the color and it looks fabulous.

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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~

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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!

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by sonjapotgieter 25 Oct 2015

Gorgeous work done!!!!So Stunning

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by tlp22 25 Oct 2015

Well done!

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by rsloan 25 Oct 2015

Gorgeous!

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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!

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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.

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by lbrow 25 Oct 2015

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

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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.)

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by lilylady 25 Oct 2015

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

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by kathymourie 25 Oct 2015

Very Pretty!!! Love the designs

Kathy
VA

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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.

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by dragonflyer 25 Oct 2015

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

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by mops Moderator 25 Oct 2015

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

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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

Interesting.

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by mysew1325 25 Oct 2015

wow.. very nice job..

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by sjbrower 25 Oct 2015

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

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by bemara 25 Oct 2015

wow, it looks great :-))
Hugs Maria

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by anitapatch 25 Oct 2015

Very nice colour and designs

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by noah 25 Oct 2015

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

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