I finally have this finished and ready to post! I actually finished this jacket one week ago, but am only now getting to the blog post. Work has been just CRAZY, so I’m glad if I want to sew at all on my own projects. But the show we’re working on is amazing and I get to sew some beautiful fabrics, so there’s a plus to the work madness. If you haven’t kept up with my Facebook page, you may not know that new Wearing History releases are on hold for the time being, due to life craziness, but things will hopefully resume sometime around mid November, when I will be able to pick up more projects again.
But here is my jacket!
I have had this pattern for years and years, so it was exciting to finally sew it up!
This was started to be part of the Historical Sew Fortnightly, so here’s the info for the challenge:
The Challenge: Outerwear
Fabric: Green corduroy, bought at an estate sale. It had to be cleverly cut, as the fabric had fading down all the fold lines. Because of this, I opted for the short sleeve version, even though I technically had enough yardage for the long sleeve version
Pattern: McCall 7802
Notions: Four vintage plastic buttons
How historically accurate is it? Very. It has overlocking to the inside edges and uses poly thread, but otherwise entirely accurate.
Hours to complete: I never keep track of this when doing projects for myself, but I will say it took longer to complete than it needed to, since the bulk of it was made in 15 minute increments when I was able to.
First worn: Not yet!
Total cost: Hmm… I don’t remember how much I paid for the pattern, but the fabric was probably less than $5, so I would say the total cost was most likely under $30.
I do actually have a mid 1930s blouse cut out of green and orange polka dot chiffon, for the “green” challenge that’s due tomorrow, but I will be lucky if I get it finished sometime in this next month! I’m so glad that The Dreamstress has chosen to continue the Sew Fortnightly into next year, and extend the date range to 1945! I have so many UFOs I’ve made this year that need to be completed!
Siri AndersenOctober 21, 2013 at 4:59 am (10 years ago)
Oh, this is amazing! The fabric is perfect for the jacket, and the pattern is so lovely :)
DebiOctober 21, 2013 at 5:22 am (10 years ago)
Beautiful! I just love early 30s jackets!!
ThirtiesLadyOctober 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm (10 years ago)
Love the jacket! Such a great color and fabric for the design. :)
Kate-EmOctober 25, 2013 at 5:56 am (10 years ago)
Your jacket is gorgeous, I really like the short sleeved version. The fabric was a great find.
Emileigh M.October 31, 2013 at 9:42 am (10 years ago)
I. Adore. This. Jacket.
I am ridiculously inspired, because this is exactly the kind of jacket I’ve been looking for, and your fabric choice is perfect!!! You always do amazing work.