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
Year: 2010
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.

Author

Rogue

Krista started sewing at the age of 10, but got serious July of 2010 when she had to replace her old singer and got a serger machine for a birthday present. She lives in Manhattan -New York City with her husband. Reading the SewWeekly challenges last year motivated her to try new things and rekindle her love of Sewing.

18 Comments

  1. I LIKE it, I like the whole outfit! Now I may have to try that jacket since you and I are fairly similarly shaped.

    • Hi Loran, please do, it’s so comfortable and I work a lot with my hands at work and need not to feel trapped in a jacket. I’m thinking this world be nice to do in a knit fabric.

  2. Very pretty Krista. This is a fabulous color on you, and such a lovely cape like jacket.

  3. Lovely jacket and the dress is adorable! I like the fabric choice and pattern.

  4. Wow! Everything about this outfit flatters you! It’s really beautiful and you should wear it every day! :)

  5. I love the whole outfit! I love your style Krista. It’s very full and very you.

    • Hey Gina, that’s funny you should mention style. My coworker who sits next to at work today pulled an ad from a magazine to show me and said… This looks like a Krista outfit, you could make this, right? It was beautiful and I’m using it for my plaid inspiration, perfect timing!

  6. The color is just so fantastic on you, and I love the dress you’ve paired it with here. The style is marvelous and I love the collar!

  7. Cute! I looooove that colour, and it looks so good on you – as does the style of the jacket.

  8. Lovely work as usual Krista, what lens are you using? these shots are fab.

    Yep I have, and I made the dress using the exact same colours as the patterns illustration. It just looked perfect. Like yours does.

    • Thanks Kazz, these photos, a 24-70 lens was used, but I think the strength of a photo is the composition. I love the way my husband sets up a shot, I’m always surprised when I see the photo in the viewfinder, it’s really a gift to be able to collaborate together.

  9. I love reusing patterns. I really like that print and what a lovely green. Very nice.

    • Me too. But I keep contributing to my pile of “not yet used” pattern every time there’s an online super sale! Gosh – did you see the $2.99 Butterick sale?

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