The “Green with Envy” Jacket
Fabric: Satin for the Jacket, Jersey and Lining for Dress
Pattern: New Look 6910, View E for Jacket, View D for Dress
Notions : Thread, 1/4″ wide twill tape, 22″ zipper, 1 button and a hook & eye closure
Time to complete: 10.5 Hours
First Worn: 8/16/12 – Riverside Park
Wear Again: Absolutely
Did you ever pick a pattern from what’s on the front cover illustration? I first bought the New Look 6910 pattern because I loved the combination of the green jacket and fushia dress. It sat in my pattern pile until we had the Make This Look Challenge and then it became my go to pattern for several challenges. Turns out this pattern is the perfect fit for my shape and now I’m finally getting around to making the jacket that has a collar!
The jacket was an interesting construction. First you gathered the top neckline, then stabilized it with 1/4″ twill tape. Next you attach the collar you then hand stitch the enclosure around the neck. Hard to explain but it was a nice exercise in doing neat stitches. I also used my blind hemmer foot for the sleeves and bottom edge of the jacket. This green jacket pairs well with many dresses I have already made and I love the one button closure at the top.
The dress, view D – is sleeveless and the bodice is lined the bottom half has pleats in front & back. Before Sewweekly I rarely used patterns more then once. I’m glad a changed that because it’s a lot of fun to see how many looks you can get out of 1 pattern.