Saturday, March 22, 2008

JCrew Coat

This jacket created using McCalls #5328



Remember this? Really adorable, but utterly overpriced coat.

Here's my version done a lot cheaper:





Hands down this is the most successful and satisfying sewing project I've ever done. I really tried to take my time and do it right by finishing off all seams and raw edges. It's beautiful and I am so pumped!!! I haven't added the button yet because I can't decide what color (white, khaki, or black) or how many to put on. Probably just one large. I'm thinking I'll pair it with a black pencil skirt and red heels. YES!

Alterations to pattern:
shortenting sleeve length
adding neck ruffle

White Dobby Cotton Twill $15.58 sale
2 pkgs 1/4" Bias Tape $ 3.18
thread (already had) ------
interfacing (already had) ------
McCalls Pattern $ 1.99 sale
1 1/4" Button $ 1.50
Lace Hem Tape $ 1.48
Additional 1/2 yard twill $ 3.90

TOTAL COST $27.63
(Beating the system) Priceless!!!

**This is even the "expensive" version because I splurged on the really nice twill.

{Photos courtesy of the hubby...With a little instruction}

16 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS! You did an AMAZING job! I am really impressed! It looks JUST like the jacket you wanted and you saved $140! WOW, Nate said "you need to learn to do that!". You'll have to teach me some skills.

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  2. Pick your project for the next time you are here. It will be fun! We can send hubbies away.

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  3. Awesome! Sounds like a good plan. I think I want to make a jacket!!

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  4. Les--It looks really nice and I am so proud of you for not buying it!! I think it looks exactly like the photo. Now you and L. can be matching with your sassy white jackets.

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  5. Oh...you are one lucky girl!!

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  6. Gorgeous! What talent our sewing cousins have! I think I definitely need to take a sewing class after seeing all of you and your sister's totally cute projects!

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  7. Hands Down, the Sassiest Jacket Ever! Now go pocket the extra $140 you just saved yourself! :) A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

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  8. WOW! That is amazing... it looks just like the picture!

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  9. Wow, you are so talented! That turned out amazing. Good job!

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  10. Les--I think I saw one of our local weather gals wearing your JCrew jacket on T.V. the other night. In white, just like yours. It is a cute jacket.

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  11. Roommate Emily and I are now coveting your jacket AND your sewing skills!

    Ironically, this JCrew catalog arrived in the mail today.

    I have such talented friends.

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  12. Wow, that jacket is amazing! I love the pretty white ruffle. Long live home sewing!

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  13. ok, im sold. i am going to try it.

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  14. hello...I tried on this jacket at j.crew and coveted it so much...just not the price. I'd love to make this. What is the pattern number? Thanks!

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  15. You have the most fantastic style!!! Bravo on the Jacket! I actually purchased that pattern for that exact Jcrew coat (we think alike) but never got around to doing it).

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  16. That jacket is BEAUTIFUL! Wow!

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