Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vogue 1099 White Linen Jacket



I can really use a summery white jacket. Days get hot here but mornings heading to work can be quite cool, usually in the fifties, and I figure a white jacket will give me a lot of use. I found this Badgley Mischka Platinum Vogue 1099 a while back and grabbed it as soon as it went on sale. It has been in the queue for a bit now. It gets priority as I will only get a lot  of use out of it if it is made soon. No white after Labor Day, right???

DD gave me a gift certificate for a primarily home dec fabric store but I went in and bought with hopes of garment sewing. A relatively heavy home dec snow white linen, very nice quality, seemed a great way to spend my gift certificate. I have hot water washed the heck out of this so it has softened substantially and has that great washed look. This jacket has a double layered collar and for that ruffly undercollar I will use some allover swiss embroidery. The length of this jacket, sitting at high hip, works well for me, making my short little legs look longer. But what I really like about this jacket are the sleeves. If you think I will be gathering them and leaving them alone, think again. This is a perfect opportunity for smocking. I will probably use a white on white but maybe a thread with some sheen. I am also thinking about where I could possibly do some hemstitching on this jacket. It's fully lined, but I think there are still hemstitching opportunities. So this is shaping up to be a fun project. I think it might even look good over the green dress. I have some great black pant weight linen that I could make the pants with. We shall see about that.

The green dress is done and I am very pleased. As soon as the rainy skies depart you will get some pics.  My darling husband is going for a colonoscopy, or what more polite people call " a simple procedure" Tuesday. I need to have lots of thread prepped as I hope to finish smocking for the Little Blue Dress while I am waiting. Poor baby........Bunny

15 comments:

  1. I think a little smocking will be great on the sleeves of this jacket! Your plans sound like fun.

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  2. Bunny, your jacket sounds neat. How will you care for it after it is finished, hand wash perhaps?

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  3. Such a beautiful design for a jacket.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  4. I am anxious to see what wonderful touches you give this jacket. I've had this pattern since last year. I saw it made, in person, and it was beautiful. Your smocking and hemstitching will only make it lovlier.

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  5. Just reading you describe this jacket and all the special touches you are going to give it are making me excited! I love it when a project really grabs you. I think this one will be fabulous! Can't wait to see your progress.
    Laura

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  6. I love this pattern too, and have it to make up just for the same reasons you gave....dang, I wish I could do this...will live vicariously through you as I will enjoy your posts on this. So was the cotton a pique or anything like that?....a duck?

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  7. I have that pattern too! Last year I didn't get the chance to make it and I'll be thrilled to see your interpretation!

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  8. That is a lovely pattern. Home dec linen is nice to work with. You have probably seen this already, but I did a home dec linen jacket this season. It is here, http://couturearts.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/a-little-vintage/. I can't wait to see yours.

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  9. Bunny, that pattern is so "you". Before I read on my first thought was smock the sleeves. It will be lovely.

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  10. I'm looking forward to your finished jacket. I love that jacket. It was on my sewing list last summer but never got started. I don't think that there is room this summer. I do surprise myself sometimes,though. Have fun sewing it!!

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  11. I was just wondering if that pattern was passe' (I tend to be behind in my sewing list). I wanted to make it up in white, too. I have a white canvas jacket that I wear even in high heat. The canvas is stiff enough that the jacket doesn't drape against my body. Much cooler. Looking forward to seeing yours. Love your projects :)

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  12. I've had my eye on this pattern for over a year with the same idea--smocking on the sleeves. Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

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  13. I hope the "simple procedure" (love that) shows all is well. I have avoided having one of those as the preparation frightens me more than the procedure...lol.
    The jacket sounds like it will be fun and gorgeous to boot! I had never noticed the inside ruffled collar before.

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  14. Here's my email, Bunny: tany0471@sapo.pt. I will send you an invitation as soon as I get an email from you. Thanks!

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  15. Look forward to seeing how this goes for you. I've been lusting after this pattern since it was first published. Next summer (in Australia).

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