Pants and jackets…

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It’s double-oh early on Cyber Monday! But I think I’ve already contributed all I can to the Black Friday and small business Saturday sales, so I’ll blog to keep myself out of trouble 🙂

I finished my Burda peplum jacket – it was intended as a toile, because I used remnants of a corded denim, but it’s definitely wearable. Great jacket…more details on my first post, here.

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Burda Style Collarless Peplum Jacket 11/2016 #125

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I’m planning a second version in black ponte, with long sleeves. A stable fabric with a little weight is perfect for this pattern (imagine a brocade – would be stunning).

The jacket is styled with wide leg pants done in ITY knit, a fun abstract print in grey, white, and black.

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Feeling brave, I used V9217, a Kathryn Brenne pattern that’s actually intended for woven fabrics (and I’ve sewn 3, first post is here). I love the lines and the flat front on the waistband. And it worked great in ITY!

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I used a straight hem and the slanted pocket from the Pattern Emporium Harem Pants. I use this pocket all the time, because it has a 1-piece pocket bag and doesn’t gape open at the hips.

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Fabric: Monochrome Printed ITY, Fabric Wholesale Direct

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Last but not least, I also sewed a new Tessuti Megan Cardigan in grey ponte from Fabric Mart.

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I made a black ponte version back in August, and at the time, I thought it might be a little small. But that was really my mind working on me – I love wearing it.

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As with my first version, I raised the hemline by 4″, and used a 1″ wide band (the original band is quite narrow).

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This was all fun sewing, and I have outfits!

Bye for now – Coco

7 thoughts on “Pants and jackets…

  1. I love them all and want every piece too. Thanks for sharing your makes, your blog is always so interesting and inspiring. I must get myself more organised and get sewing now.

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  2. Three pieces–LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Was worth the wait. I’m in love with grey at the moment so it is fun to see what you’ve made. I think I need a couple more patterns you’ve used: Brenne and Tessuti.
    Thank you for your blog–I enjoy it so much.

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  3. I was keen to see your Tessuti Megan cardigan because I have that pattern but haven’t made it up yet. Love the raised hem you did in the front and I’ll keep in mind about widening the band. I also loved your wide pants! They fit you so well through the hip which I think is the key to getting a nice silhouette with this style.

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  4. Love it all! Just my style of garments. Never thought to use ITY for pants though. Need to rethink some of my ITY’s after seeing what you did.

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