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Outer Wear Series #3!!!


Continuing the Series on Outer Wear. Yes, I know I'm a couple of days late. I was waiting on the right buttons..  You all know how I feel about Kini Zamora on Project Runway. He's the person that inspired me to try to modify this dress pattern into a "Jacket". I know it's not exactly like it but he was my inspiration to it make this..

First, let me start by saying that I "HATED" stretch denim, but I was told by some sew sisters that a 14'inch needle would do the trick. By then it was too late.. So let's call this Jacket "Practice" and I'll tell you why..
 LOL

I purchased the fabric from Wally World for $1.50 per yard and this was the first dress I ever turned into a jacket. I didn't follow all of the steps in the  pattern. I modify it to my liking, praying that it'd work out.. I adding 4 buttons, the pattern asked for 10. I also added longer sleeves, faux cuffs, by using the collar patterns and pockets.

To say it was my 1st time making a "Trench" I think I did well on "Practice".. Now I can buy a better quality fabric and needle to get a even better look..
This will be probably my everyday Trench to run errands in..



Side view of her..
To say that I purchased the fabric for $1.50 a yard the quality of it was really nice..



That damn Kini does it to me every week and leaves me wanting more.
 I don't know what I'm going to do without him.
Isn't she lovely!

Side View of Kini Z. Trench Coat from Project Runway, Season 13

Back View of Kini Z. Trench Coat of Project Runway, Season 13

And we're off.. 
12 pieces in all, very easy to follow and understandable. 



When I saw the Trench that Kini did on the show, I ran until my patterns stash and pulled McCall's 6279 out. I've have this pattern for about 3 years maybe even more.
I wish I could have shown you how brown the pattern sleeve is.. 
Gross and embarrassing, lol..
Ya'll don't need to see that.. 


McCall's 6279
I used View C and added sleeves and cuffs..
M6279, Misses'/Women's Dresses and Belt
McCall's 6279

Wally World Special, $1.50 per yard..
Can you say "Score"!!!!!!!!!



View of Front and Side Panel..


View of Side Panel



Back view before attaching front and back together



I added pockets by using a pocket pattern for a skirt. 



Both pieces sewn together.. 
So Far, So Good but crying because of the puckering..




Look at what I did!!
Can you tell, I'll give you 3 seconds..
In 3,2,1....
I put the belt loops on upside down.
OMG!!!


Sorry, I didn't take pictures of me putting the collar on.
I get to caught up in the process that I actually forget to take pictures..  


The sleeves are from another jacket pattern. 
The top piece is the faux cuff. 



I traced the collar pattern and added interfacing, sewed around cuff leaving just a little out, then turned it inside out. I ironed and top-stitched around the cuff.


I attached the cuff to sleeve. 
Didn't used that button, it's just visual.. 



Close View of Trench.. 
This will be in heavy rotation with the other jackets. 
I can feel it.. 


Back View of Trench.

Another View of Trench with Belt




I still can't believe I put the loops on backwards..
LOL



Following this post will be a skirt I made from the left-over denim..

Until Next Time..
SEW IT CHIC..........













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