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Monday, November 08, 2010

Hot Patterns Wrapture Jacket



I have been writing about this jacket for a while, so I wanted to give you a short summary of my experience.

This is an OOP Hot Patterns design, I think it was one of their first. There were errors in the notches and I think what made it worse is that there isn't a good description of the jacket's design and not an accurate illustration. Having said that I received excellent customer service from the owners, who quickly responded to my email and helped me understand how certain pieces were supposed to fit.



I used a very nice cotton twill from Michael's fabrics, part of a bundle. The lining is a very lightweight cotton. The buttons came from my stash and I don't remember where I bought them. For the topstitching I used embroidery floss, using 4 strands together. I did not add shoulder pads, I wanted the jacket to have a soft look. I did add some light tailoring to the collar for a better shape around the neck.




click to enlarge and see machine stitching added for shaping

My jacket is meant to be worn over a tank top or other lightweight tops. The sleeves even though I added extra ease, are still pretty fitted. After the jacket was completed I added some more topstitching, this time around the fronts and all around the hems.



Am I happy with this jacket? I'm thrilled!, the downside? the days are getting cold so this jacket will have to wait until spring to see more action. Yesterday was a beautiful day here so I had the opportunity to have my son take outdoor shots.



If you missed my previous posts and want to know more details I listed the links below.

Hot Patterns Wrapture Jacket firs post
Hot Patterns Wrapture Jacket second post
Hot Patterns Wrapture Jacket third post
Hot Patterns Wrapture Jacket fourth post

So what is next? I found that I need a mid-weight jacket for the cold days that still don't require a winter coat but are too cold for denim jackets and the jacket I just made (ha!). However I think I'll first tackle a simpler project like a dress or skirt. You'll be the first to know!

13 comments:

  1. Que bien te ves Lisette. Un trabajo muy laborioso, pero con un resultado fantástico. Siempre me gustó este modelo. Felicitaciones y a disfrutar...!!!

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  2. The jacket turned out beautifully! It looks wonderful on you! Isn't that always the way - you work and work on something, and then it's too late in the season to really enjoy the fruits of your labours. At least you know that you have a spectacular jacket come spring.

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  3. I love that this jacket is done in such a basic, versatile color, but has really interesting details. I like the collar in particular. Enjoy wearing it this spring. It looks great on you!

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  4. So flattering! Love the proportions on you.

    I am working on such a midweight jacket as we speak. Someday I will have a different jacket for every 5 degree temperature variance.

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  5. Your jacket looks wonderful!

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  6. I really like the style of this jacket, especially the collar and it looks great on you.
    I always love when the season changes and I remember that I had made something late last year and will finally get to wear it.
    Thank you Lisette for stoppimg by my blog and leaving a comment on my animal print jacket set.

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  7. Congratulations on a stunning jacket. I'm glad you went with neutral stitching. A very wearable piece. Actually I've just added this pattern to my winter sewing list.

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  8. A beautiful job -- you incorporated the best of 'machine' and custom tailoring/construction to result in a one of a kind piece. It fits you perfectly, too.

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  9. Lisette, you look fabulous in your jacket. The color, the shape of the collar, the belt, the length - they are all perfect for you. Congrats on a job well done.

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  10. Really great job Lisette especially with all of that topstitching you did by hand!!
    You look so happy!!!

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  11. Lisette - this is amazing! I love all of the pieces of this jacket and you did a fantastic job!

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  12. loved the jacket, congratulations :)

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  13. That's a great jacket and it won't go out of style so even if the weather cools down now, you'll still be able to wear it for years to come. Excellent job!

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