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Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Paco original design jacket


First I wanted to thank you all for your well wishes after my "incident" at the dentist. The stitches came out Thursday when I braved the roads after the storm on Wednesday that left me without power for 3 days and nights (we hit a low of 41 F/5 C by Saturday in the house when our power was restored around 1:00pm). I was warned by the surgeon that I can't laugh too hard or open my mouth too wide; in 6 weeks he'll show me how to massage the scarring (which I can hardly see yay!).




Anyways my jacket is done! I used a totally different fabric from the two jackets Paco has made and what Tany used, which gives my jacket a different look.



I had reinforced the fronts of the jacket with hair canvas but because the collar wasn't laying down nice, I removed it from the collar area. I still can't get the collar to lay down perfectly, I think it is a function of the quilted fabric doubled up on the collar.

I followed Tany's construction steps so I'm skipping the details. I also used Paco's tutorial for inserting the lining. I love the way the facing at the hem comes out!



For the in-seam pocket I followed Paco's tutorial. The pocket pattern includes a facing and is inserted after the seam is done (the pocket opening is sewn with basting stitches.



The button was in my stash and I thought it looked well with this jacket.



I can't say enough about how nicely this jacket went together. All the markings are perfectly placed to insure precise construction. Like Tany I placed both Paco's and my label on the jacket.



I will make this jacket again with a lighter fabric next time.

16 comments:

  1. Gracias Lisette.- Abrí mi blog y wowww..!!! Me encantó tu versión. La finalidad precisamente es usar tejidos diferentes, personalizar el modelo, y hacer del patrón un modelo versatil . La costura te quedó perfecta, de veras.

    Me alegra que ya estés mejor de tus asunto dental.

    Un abrazo y gracias de nuevo por confiar en mi modelo.

    Pta.- Con tu permiso, mostraré en mi página de facebook.

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  2. Por supuesto Paco, con mucho gusto.

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  3. Love it! It's so stylish & looks really warm :-)

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  4. Oh, WOW! Does this look fabulous. A great shape, and your beautiful workmanship, fabric and button choices makes this baby sing an aria. Great job, Lisette.

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  5. This is truly a great coat! I need to look at the pattern. Your fabric choice is great and practical. I would wear this everyday! Nice job.

    3 days without power...I don't know if I could survive. So was the stitches or the power loss worse? Poor gal!

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  6. Yeahhhhhhhhhh Girl!!!!!! I am loving your rendition of Paco's jacket. BEAAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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  7. Well done. This came out so well

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  8. Love it Great fabric choice

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  9. I love Pacos designs! Your quilted fabric is amazing and the construction perfect.

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  10. That jacket is just gorgeous. I tell you, I had to slap my hands several times to keep from buying that fabric, and now--I want it!

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  11. Love this cool take on a quilted jacket! The lines are so great on you. Good luck with the scar massage(!!!).

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  12. VERY nice . I am seriously thinking of this jacket for next winter . Its a bit hard to think about jackets though when it is 100 degrees and here are cyclones brewing . I will follow your blog too . Regards M

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  13. This jacket looks wonderful! Interesting, how different the same style looks just with your choice of fabric.

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  14. STUNNING!!! I'm amazed with how this jacket reinvents itself just using different fabrics! Each version that I've seen has a different appeal, and yours turned out to be so beautiful and stylish!! Well done!

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