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Patchwork Jacket: Completed

I do apologize! I know I said every Monday and Wednesday but I ended up working on some commissions and what not, so you know haha, bills to pay!

Anyways, onto what I HAVE done!

This is the Patchwork Jacket all completed.

I ended up buying these amazing hand made beads off of etsy! Please check out this amazing store!

Here’s a close up of them, I apologize I had to use her image directly, I tried to take a close up image myself but it came out all blurry. I wanted to do them justice!!


Anyways, so I put the finishing touches on the jacket with these buttons. All I really did was hand stitch the sleeve lining and hood on, so you didn’t miss much 🙂 Here I’ll show you how I line up the buttons on the front.

Patchwork Jacket button close up

It’s super easy, so basically I just took a ruler and and spaced them out evenly and marked them off like so.

Patchwork Jacket button alignment

Then test out your button holes. I did and I STILL had a hard time with making them look even. Just take your time and you should be fine!

And this is the finished product!

Patchwork Jacket Finished Front

Patchwork Jacket Side view

Patchwork Jacket back view

I am in LOVE with this jacket! There are a few things that I’d like to change. One of the draw backs of using a jacket pre made pattern is that you don’t really know if it’s a 100% or not. I rarely have the patience to create my own pattern anymore so it’s my own fault. The sleeves are a little snug so I can’t really where layers underneath the jacket, but on the other hand this jacket does keep you very warm so it’s not ‘too’ bad.

All in all I’m in love. Best jacket I’ve made yet! I’ll be using some of the extra patchwork fabric to make an A line skirt and I even got 6 more yards just to have around for who knows what! I love it so much!

I do hope everyone has a great day 🙂

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Velvet Patchwork Coat- Construction

Hello all!

I didn’t have all the materials that I needed to finish the Crimson Peak gown so started sewing another project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while which is to use this fabric for something!

Velvet Patchwork Coat fabric

Now at first when I got this fabric, I wasn’t a fan. It was stiff, linty, and just felt synthetic. Which it is, BUT! I washed it TWICE with some salt and vinegar to help loosen things up and then put it at full temperature in the dryer and wouldn’t you know it, it’s the softest more amazing fabric I’ve ever had the pleasure of sewing with! It’s so lovely that I probably will purchase a whole bolt so that I can use it for future goodness 🙂

Because I was using up some scrap fabric that I’ve had laying around for quite some time, I decided to go with a nice cotton lining. It’s soft, breathable, and it’ll hold it’s own. Plus I like interesting linings 🙂

Velvet Patchwork Coat lining fabric

I’m not going to be too creative with the pattern with this so I am using the pattern I used for the White Mage coat. It worked well enough!

Velvet Patchwork Coat pattern

Because the fabric is so thin (again), yes, I am lining it with some fleece, BUT!! I am lining with just one layer, because then I can layer up or down if need be. So here I am, lining my pieces once again. Don’t forget, leave the bottom open!

Velvet Patchwork Coat Sewing fleece lining

I wanted to use up some more scraps so I grabbed some acetate velvet that I knew that I was never going to use and decided to line the sleeve cuffs with them like so.

Velvet Patchwork Coat blue velvet cuffs 2

Now, velvet loves to show you where it’s been sewn on, meaning that you can see the seam lines quite easily. So lots of times with people sew on velvet, they like to use a Blind stitch or hide the seam in some way.

I chose to turn the piece over, and stitch right across this way. I like the look of it 🙂

Velvet Patchwork Coat blue velvet cuffs

Once that was sewn on, I just stitched up the seam to see the effect! Nice right?

Velvet Patchwork Coat Sleeve blue velvet cuff2

I did get pretty far with this jacket I must admit. It’s coming along nicely. I had some thinking to do about closures and what not and ended up finding the PERFECT buttons on etsy which I will show you all gladly once I get them in the mail. But in the mean time here is how far I got 🙂 Hope you like it! Let me know what you think!

Velvet Patchwork Coat back unfinished

Velvet Patchwork Coat front unfinished view

Thanks for tuning in!