I am sewing along!

SSS: Day 15

The missing jacket.

You may or may not know, that while I was traveling last autumn in Greece, I lost my precious corduroy jacket. The jacket was special to me because it´s one of the first items I ever made. Before I got the sewing machine I now have, I actually used an old mechanical Singer. The skirt pictured above is sewn using this, and the jacket has some seams made on the ol´Singer.

Antique market - SINGER sewing machine

Photo by Miki Yoshihito, licensed under Creative Commons.

Although I started sewing this jacket in 2005, I didn´t actually finish it off until Self- Stitched September last year. It got a lot of wear during that one month, until I absentmindedly forgot it in the ladies room at Athens International Airport, never to be seen again.

Ever since that unfortunate incident, I´ve been wanting to replace it – I do love the pattern, and so I´ve decided to join the RTW Tailoring Sew-along over at pattern-scissors-cloth.

I will be using the same pattern as the missing jacket, pattern number 1 from the autumn issue of Burda Easy Fashion 2005. But I will make an FBA to the pattern, luckily there are princess seams on this one, so that´s an easy fix. Otherwise I liked the fit of the old one.

Easy Fashion 2005 Easy Fashion 2005

The pattern has a certain British, Agatha Christie-esque vibe to it, and I really love the cut of this jacket. I am using the same fabric as my Kate trousers, and so I´ll have a little matching outfit once I´ve done with this. And it fits perfectly into the Hepburn/Hepburn project, too, don´t you think?

MMMar´11: Day 9

The Kate Trousers

But, now I need your help; I have to decide which buttons to chose! These are my options: 1,5 cm brass buttons, 2 cm camel colored buttons, or self-fabric covered buttons. On the corduroy jacket, I used one big fabric-covered button, and I really liked the look of that, but I´m not sure about what to do just yet. What do you think?

Easy Fashion 2005 Easy Fashion 2005

Two of the button choices.

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  1. Steph on 22/03/2011 at 12:58

    Self fabric! I’m a sucker for them.

    You’re dead on (har har) about the Agatha Christie vibe.

    I’m making a corduroy jacket, myself. 🙂

  2. louise on 22/03/2011 at 13:07

    oh wow this will be a fantastic little suit when you’re done 🙂
    i’d normally be in the self fabric camp but if you were wearing top and bottom together the brass ones would be a nice shot of colour breaking up the top to toe fabric… looking forward to seeing it either way though!!!

  3. Tanit-Isis on 22/03/2011 at 14:21

    I love the orange buttons! (uh oh, no consensus, is there)… I think fabric colored would look too plain in this plain colour, but I think the brass ones are a bit too small and fussy looking. And I really like the orange on the tan.

    So heartbreaking! I lost my favourite ruffly scarf in January and it sucks, but at least it wasn’t a me-made!

  4. Alessa on 22/03/2011 at 14:38

    Hmm, I’m torn between self-fabric and brass…

  5. Sarah on 22/03/2011 at 15:54

    Ooh, that’s a hard one! I’m stuck between the camel coloured and the covered buttons. I’m so happy that you are making another jacket (I was really bummed when you lost yours!!) and I think it’s perfect for the Hepburn Hepburn Project. Love it!

  6. lsaspacey on 22/03/2011 at 18:59

    I like the caramel-colored ones!

  7. Sherry on 23/03/2011 at 01:17

    Glad to see you do the sewalong – our Flickr group is ready now!
    Your trousers look beautiful – I like the camel coloured buttons, but covered always looks nice too!

  8. Claire on 23/03/2011 at 02:48

    I vote brass! I also love the image in your last post about your partner returning home! It was a lovely post and a great accompanying image!

  9. Carolyn on 23/03/2011 at 07:26

    Oooh, so sad about that lovely little green jacket!!
    But your replacement will be lovely… I think the buttons depend on what look you are wanting here. Brass will look more modern, and “ironic” since brass is never seen with tweed normally, and the caramel buttons will reinforce the old fashioned Agatha Christie vibe of the original.

  10. Sølvi on 23/03/2011 at 11:40

    Thank you all so much for your suggestions! I still haven´t decided, but you all have made some interesting points… Luckily, I have some more time to think…

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