Saturday, November 23, 2013

Copy Kat

This jacket is a copy of a RTW jacket I picked up at a thrift store a few years ago. For this one (it's the third copy I've made)  I used one of my favorite fabrics: Sophia double knit in 'Spanish Olive', available from Vogue fabrics. It is really lovely fabric and comes in a beautiful range of colors with exciting names like 'Hot Sauce' and 'Sangria'. (One of my dream jobs would be naming colors!)

I did it in what I'm calling Alabama Chanin 'Lite Style'.  I machine sewed and serged the seams, then did the top stitching by hand using heavy grey Coats and Clark thread. Like my previous experience hand stitching with this thread, I threaded two lengths of thread through the needle together in the same direction to prevent tangling.

This is the original jacket I copied it from. You can see the first two I made here (scroll down to the bottom of the post)

When I started this, I thought that I could take my time doing the hand stitching relaxing and watching  TV while I had another project going on simultaneously in the sewing room. Well, once I started this, I had to finish it. I just don't know how some people can work on multiple projects at one time. I can't do it!  I am a successful multi-tasker in the rest of my life, I just not when it comes to sewing.Weird! The good thing about it though, is I don't ever have half finished projects laying around.
Now I can get back to that other project!

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