Friday, May 14, 2010

Victory!!!


I did it, I really did! Sewing with the laminated cotton wasn't exactly a walk in the park but was much easier than I anticipated. I was able to use the regular needle on my machine and really didn't make any adjustments at all. My dear Bernina handled it quite well. The only advice I would give is that you have to pin, pin, pin because it doesn't "ease" well. And obviously it can't be ironed so that took some getting used to since I like to press like crazy!
It was fun to choose fabrics, I was inspired by the book and the author's saying "Fabrics that do not "match" match when they are sewn together." I pulled a little Amy and then added some Anna and threw in some fun trims.
The jacket is lined with flannel which worked out well because I felt like I could try the pattern on the lining and then repeat it on the laminate. Basically it was like making two jackets. Lots and lots of topstitching for sure!
I'll leave you with a ton of photos cause I'm just a little bit..... who am I kidding, flipping happy about the way it turned out! And so is the middle daughter :)
Thanks Emma, I would have never attempted it without your faith in me!

19 comments:

sweeter than cupcakes said...

Impressive! This jacket looks amazing.

Ruth said...

I can see why you're happy with the jacket! It's gorgeous!!!! Nice work!

Treasuresofjoy said...

I Love the pockets espescially! That came out sew cute!!!

andrea creates said...

That looks like a great jacket! :)

Linda said...

So cute! What pattern did you use?

A. said...

Ca-UTE! Great job - it's amazing!

Susan said...

great job!!!

Sarah said...

wow!!! truly amazing :D

mab said...

Beautiful job! My favorite are the stripe and ricrac details on the back!

Super cute!

CurlyGirlD said...

Ruthie,

This is "Holy-Cow-I Can't-Believe-It" CRAZY GORGEOUS!!! You should be SOOO proud. You are an inpsiration. The raincoat looks amazing!

Ruth said...

Thanks everyone!! Now I have two other daughters wondering where their jacket is :)
The pattern was the Silver Lake jacket pattern from the "Sewing Clothes Kids Love" book and then I stole the Imke hood pattern and with a couple tweaks it worked perfectly.

Jessica said...

The jacket looks great! So impressive!

Lori said...

That turned out adorable! Great job! You can tell that she loves it too, which makes it so satisfying!

Leslie said...

this has to be the coolest rain coat ever!!!

Ann said...

Just wonderful! I have to look up laminated cotton to find out more...

iris*hill said...

Very cute. And the jacket is too. :) Blessings.

café noir said...

Wonderful !!!! J'adore !!!!

Simone Howell said...

OMG! I am IN LOVE with this jacket Ruth! A-mazaing!! So which book are you talking about and where is the pattern from?? I have to make one-- because you know it rains all of about 10 days a year here in socal!! lol!

Screaming Meme said...

YOU are amazing! I love this so much! Thank you for coming over to my blog...I look forward to reading you great blog! Meme