Saturday, September 26, 2015

Moto

I had completely forgotten this one.
I made Zara the Butterick 6169 just before our Victorian Holiday.
I have had trouble getting it back to photograph.
Zara used the leftover wool from Hugo's Peacoat
Due to the multiple  slim pieces it was quite an economical pattern to cut from scraps.
The open end zipper looks white but it is in fact a shiny silver tone.
We splurged on the lining using heavy weight Duchess satin (purchased from Spotters $27/m).
Well worth it for the weight and substance it give the jacket.
Following the instructions on the Lisette blog I 'bagged' the lining for a professional result (if I do say so myself)
I love the little 'step' at the cuff that gives ease when wearing.
I cut the straight size 6 for Zara but then fitted the waist a little more after sewing the front and back panels.
The jacket is supposed to have shoulder pads but Zara vetoed them.
Personally I would have put them in.
But she has to wear it.

The nitty gritty kitty.
A good simple Moto styled jacket. I love the welt pockets, they are my favourite detail.
The instructions could be better, in fact there is a mistake regarding installing the zipper. I suggest using the sew-a-long on the Lisette blog.

The pattern itself is pretty standard Big4, light weight tissue and (as I mentioned before) light weight instructions. Use the sew-a-long.

By bagging the lining, as per the sew-a-long, I saved several hours hand sewing and achieved a beautiful result.

A nice jacket and a nice sew.

xx N

23 comments:

  1. It looks great on her! Love the fit. I like this style much better in wool than denim or leather.
    I've got my eye on the dress part of this pattern...

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    1. Did you see Vothgirls version? Stunning.
      Thank you, I am trying to decide if I 'need' a Winer white wool version....
      xx N

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  2. Great jacket and very on trend. I have a little trick instead of shoulder pads I use a half circle of compressed dacron sewn in. It gives structure without the 80s look of shoulder pads.

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    1. That sounds awesome!
      May you elaborate?
      xx N

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  3. Very chic jacket! I love it in wool.

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    1. Thank you Cindy.
      I loved the version you made Kay.
      xx N

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  4. What a beautiful jacket, and in wool and satin it must feel lovely on!

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    1. Zara loves it Mel. The Twins can be tricky to sew for so it was such a buzz to get something really really right!
      Thank you
      xx N

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  5. Great jacket! She is so stylish :D I'll be saving that bagged lining tutorial, thanks!

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    1. Thank you Kristin. I certainly wasn't that stylish at 16.
      It is a great method, it saved me so much time.
      xx N

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  6. This is fantastic!!! It could be dressed up or down. I want to see one of these on you, Nicole! What do you say? Your finishing is perfection (as always), look at that beautiful lining!!!!

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    1. Thank you Inder, I am seriously considering a Winter white wool version. I must see if it works with my 'capsule' ;)
      xx N

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  7. I love it! And I'm with Zara... no shoulder pads. It looks amazingly professional and beautifully finished. I made my first blazer with bagged lining a few months ago and it truly gives it a RTW feel :)

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    1. Thank you Jillian.
      I will tell Zara you agree. I do wonder if I should have fitted the shoulders a little better?
      I am in love with the bagged lining, I learn so much sewing coats and jackets.
      xx N

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  8. Looks beautiful on her! Nicely fitted and so stylish!
    I am thinking of making this one for myself as well but was not keen on the shoulder pads either.

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    1. Thank you, do make one Rhythm, I am very tempted too.
      xx N

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  9. Looks beautiful on her! Nicely fitted and so stylish!
    I am thinking of making this one for myself as well but was not keen on the shoulder pads either.

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  10. Nicole, it looks great! Very nicely done. And yes, they're not Oliver + S instructions. Which is why we also have Liesl and Co...

    Regarding the shoulder pads, they shouldn't be heavy 80's style pads at all. They're simply meant to give the shoulders a bit of structure, and the jacket may fit differently without them. If you look at blazers and jackets in the shops you'll often find a very lightweight shoulder pad included. Don't be afraid of them!

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