Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Second Look: Denim Friendly

 
For my second "look" for the "One Pattern Many Looks" Contest, I chose a striped Chambray fabric which is super denim friendly.  It has a little bit of crispness to it and think worked well in this style.
 
This pattern has only a few pieces and has a very simple construction.  It does however have a bias bound neckline which can sometimes be challenging.  I chose not to use the prepackaged bias tape method that this pattern was drafted for.  I chose to cut off the 3/8" seam allowance and bind the neckline in another way. I have a method that works great and gives a very professional look.  Picture Tutorial: Binding with Perfection
 
 
For this version I decided to add pockets.  I have a method for perfectly matching pockets for striped, plaids or for printed fabric which I detailed in a tutorial.  Picture Tutorial: Perfectly Matched Pockets
 

This jacket went together just as easily as the lace version.  The big difference between this jacket and the earlier Lace Version is that I chose to do lots of double needle top stitching to give it a more casual look.  I used a hook and eye closure on this version only to comply with the rules of not adding anything that the other version didn't include.  I will add belt loops and a simple belt later.



Jacket Front
Jacket Back


 



 
 

 

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