Thursday, January 12, 2006

"JackieO" Jacket - Vogue 8123 Finished


I finished the Vogue 8123 Jacket last night. I noticed the other day that in a list of patterns I was interested in doing, I had called it the JackieO Jacket, as an aide-memoire, and it does remind me of her style, and that era we associate so strongly with her style.

I added some more embellishment to the collar before attaching it, as I thought it was a little blah. I had forgotten all about roving, which makes a very nice base to add other things to, so I put it on top, and added a little more yarn on top of that.

The keyhole buttonhole was made with the template buttonholer on my Kenmore, and it worked beautifully through all the layers. Here's a close up of the collar, and of the antique carved mother-of-pearl button. You can see more photos at my Vogue 8123 Gallery at Pbase.

5 comments:

Lori said...

Beautiful! Great job on the jacket. It's very, very nice!

Linda said...

Liana, I left comment on Pattern Review but wanted to tell you again how impressed I am with your jacket. It is truly stunning and inspiring to me. The interlining information is truly helpful. I purchased Cashmere/Melton fabric from Wazoodle about a year ago. I am pulling it out this weekend to see about trying something similar. Linda L.

Liana said...

Thank you so much Lori! Thank you Linda, I did see your comment on PR. Isn't it great fabric? I got mine over a year ago too.

Gidget said...

The embellishments are wonderful as is that button. When I received my grandmother's treadle sewing machine, in it were several ivory buttons left over. Your use of the button on the mandarin collar with the embellishments really shows that off nice!

Liana said...

Thank you, Gidget! Isn't it wonderful to have heirlooms that we can use, and so feel a real connection to the past?