• Sharon Prigan

She did it again

I love it when students come over and tell me what they are going to be doing in the lesson.I have a lesson plan in place before they come but some of them have their own very definite ideas. We discuss lesson plans for the following lessons but they go home and get other ideas.


That tailored jacket that she had made a few weeks ago has been used a lot and she finds it very comfortable and versatile so she decided to create another.


This time the base jacket was a linen that had belonged to her husband.


She removed the sleeves and adjusted the shoulders.


linen jacket
linen jacket


Marking the new cutting line after trying the jacket on



Adjusting shoulders
adjusting shoulders


Before attaching the upcycled sleeves she pinned the lining to the jacket and stitched the 2 layers together very close to the edge so that it would be easy to attach the sleeves.



pinning
pinning


She also tapered the side seams to soften the boxy, bulky look of the jacket.



tapering side seams
tapering side seams


The sleeves she brought from home this time. They were removed from a bulky sweater.



sweater sleeves
sweater sleeves

After adjusiing the size of the arm scythe and putting about a hundred pins in she stitched the sleeve in.


Why so many pins? The jacket is linen and the sleeves are a knit fabric which stretch so lots of pins to prevent the sleeve head from stretching while being sewn down.



fits perfectly
fits perfectly


Front view


front view
front view


Back view


back view
back view


Very happy with her jacket.


New jacket
New jacket



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