Finished UFO Project, and a Peek at Things to Come…

Did you know that The Dreamstress is hosting a neat Facebook sewing motivation group for this year?  It’s called the Historical Sew Fortnightly, and every two weeks there’s a new challenge.

I missed the last challenge, but I got this one finished in time for the UFO theme (unfinished object).  This jacket was based on an 1899 jacket pattern from La Mode Illustree, and I don’t mind saying now, that this is the pattern that I’ve slowly been working on in my free time as the next Wearing History pattern release.  The project was started a year or two ago, with an original pattern, but gradually morphed into a grande project, as I kept finding more and more that I needed to do to make the pattern more accessible and understandable (markings, seam allowances, grainlines, and instructions were all missing, and the pattern pieces needed alterations to get them to fit together correctly).  I’ll have more info on it once it’s completely finished and I have the pattern up on my site, but for now I’m just glad to share preview pics I took at work today :) I went all out on this jacket and did a bunch of tailoring on it to make it extra nice.


17 Comments on Finished UFO Project, and a Peek at Things to Come…

  1. Janey
    January 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow! That is marvelous!! I love the scollops!


  2. Evie
    January 28, 2013 at 6:59 pm (11 years ago)

    Lauren, I really like so many of your patterns, but this is by far one of the most wonderful yet I think! That collar is AMAZING!!! This is definitely going to go on my pattern wish list. Can’t wait until you have it all ready to go!

  3. Gemma
    January 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh, I love this, I want one to wear every day! Fortunately one of my sewing goals for this year was to learn tailoring, so hopefully I’ll have the skills to make my own by the time the patterns available!

    • Lauren
      January 29, 2013 at 6:34 am (11 years ago)

      The pattern itself is not that hard to put together. I’m not including details for tailoring, since there’s good books out there to do that, but basic instructions to put it together. On my list is to make an unlined one in linen, which they also would have done. I think it will be super cute and much quicker! Then, of course, if you wanted to go mad with tailoring you could :)

  4. Chris D.
    January 29, 2013 at 12:01 am (11 years ago)

    Oh WOW. I can’t wait for that pattern!

  5. PepperReed
    January 29, 2013 at 2:51 am (11 years ago)

    A*Mazing!! I just Love that scallop detail. You did a great job!

  6. Kim
    January 29, 2013 at 4:55 am (11 years ago)

    Wow, that is spectacular! I want it, soon! It will make a fantastic Steampunk jacket….

  7. Serena
    January 29, 2013 at 8:19 am (11 years ago)

    It is GORGEOUS and I bet it looks amazing on you!

  8. Heide
    January 29, 2013 at 10:23 am (11 years ago)

    Love it!!

  9. Sandy
    January 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm (11 years ago)

    Oooh, cool collar – reminds me of the supporter (“suportasse”) for an early-17th-century open ruff!

  10. Debi
    January 31, 2013 at 4:16 am (11 years ago)

    Oh! This is so WONDERFUL! I just love it! Well done!

  11. Joy
    February 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow, sooo beautiful!!

  12. Liz C
    February 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm (11 years ago)

    This jacket made me gasp out loud, and I am so looking forward to purchasing this pattern! Is your shop likely to be down for a long while yet? I am new to your site and saw a number of things I am champing at the bit to try. :)

    • Lauren
      February 22, 2013 at 12:26 pm (11 years ago)

      Thanks so much!
      Sorry, the shop should be back up soon… I’m hoping by next week. I had some life stuff to take care of so didn’t have time to mail patterns, but things are ironing out so the shop should be back up soon :)

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