Friday, July 27, 2007

Oldie but Goodie

The Copyright date on this pattern is 1986; I'm not sure when I purchased it, but I actually made it in fact, I purchased my serger when I was about halfway finished. The fabric is a denim tapestry-type weave from Piece Goods Shop; it was about $10/yd, which, to me at that time, was a HUGE fabric investment. I remember having the most difficulty trying to decide which side I wanted 'out'...I finally compromised by using the dark side for the body of the jacket and the light side for the lapels and pockets (The line on the pattern represents where I whacked it to better suit my 5'4" self). I've made the jacket about 4 times, but only the denim one has stood the test of time. The others just plain wore out.

Believe it or not, I still wear it...1" shoulder pads and all...and frequently get compliments.
Makes me feel a little better about my most recent novelty denim $35/yd, that's a HUGE fabric investment now. But, if I'll still be wearing it 18 years from now, it'll definitely be worth it!


  1. Hey, I don't blame you, that's a cool jacket. I recently saw some similar at a pricey boutique. They were made of decorator fabric, lined, and had some embellishment around the sleeve hems. Beads or braid or something, I forget. Anyway, they were $600!

    Can't wait to see what you do with $35/yard denim! I'm a denim gal myself.

  2. You look great in that jacket! No wonder you've made more of them and hung onto the pattern. What a versatile garment. If you could make such a great garment with $10/yd. denim, what are you going to do with the $35/yd.?

  3. It's been so much fun seeing some of the vintage patterns and garments that people have been posting. Your jacket is timeless and I love the that you used the alternate side of the fabric for the lapels and pockets.