Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Starlet Suit Jacket: Finished!

After weeks of hard work my Starlet Suit Jacket is finally finished! I am very pleased with the way it came out. Gertie is an excellent instructor, and I would recommend this course to anyone. I love this pattern, I did a size ten with no alterations and it fits me perfectly. I hope Gertie's upcoming book will be just as perfect as this jacket, and I can't wait until it comes out!
I chose to do all the couture techniques offered in this course including, pad stitched lapels and collar, welt pockets, and bound buttonholes. Even though I have done most of this before, with the exception of the pockets, I learned different techniques which were so much easier than the way i was doing things before. The bound buttonhole, and facing for the buttonhole was amazing.

I used a spring green color wool coating, and a pink rose print silk lining, both from Mood Fabrics. The buttons which match perfectly are from M&J trim, also in NYC. I am so in love with this jacket, and really proud to wear it. Thanks Gertie and Craftsy!













See my other posts about the Starlet Suit Jacket here.


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37 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! It's gorgeous and the fit is amazing.

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  2. Amazing! I love the 3/4 length sleeves and the lining you chose is beautiful.

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    1. Why thank you, I love the sleeves too, and the dart at the elbow!

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  3. What a gorgeous finished garment! You must be so thrilled. How many hours would you say this took from start to finish? I ask, cuz I'm about to start...

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    1. I have NO idea, keeping track would just make me crazy. I took my time, and I take lots of breaks, otherwise I start to make mistakes. I can't wait to see yours too

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    2. I guess it's going to be a great mystery :-) One other question, as I consider which size to cut. I'm narrow in the torso but my chest is 37.5. I'm wondering if the upper bust / chest measurement on this thing is generous? I'd rather make an FBA in the 6 and get really good fit in the rest of the garment than make the 8 and swim in it everywhere but in the bust. But maybe the 8 will have a snugger fit, relative to the upper chest measurement, than a Colette pattern, for example? I'm wondering if I'm going to be working with something as roomy as a Colette pattern. Thanks for your advice...

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    3. And I really can't seem to stop asking questions... What size buttons did you use?

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    4. Aren't you going to make a muslin? I suppose it's roomy since it fit me, but then again the Gertie said she made the size 8, and that fit her snug. I'm also a size 10 in colette. IDk if this helps. The buttons are a little bigger than 1".

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    5. I intend to make a muslin but taping and cutting out that pattern is a bitch. I'd prefer to start in the best size, all things considered. I think it might be safer to cut the 8 (and grade down) but, given that you're a 10 in Colette - and I'm somewhere between a 6 and an 8 in Colette (with no FBA) - maybe the 6 with an FBA would be better. I wish I knew what to do :-) And so begins the unanswerable questions :-)

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  4. Wow - you did an amazing job! It's gorgeous! Perfect fit! Congrats on finishing it so quickly - you should be super proud of yourself!

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  5. PERFECTION - inside & out! Love love love the color!!

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    1. I love it too! So great for spring, thank you

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  6. This looks great and your skirt is pretty cool too!

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  7. This jacket looks amazing and fits you perfectly! Great work!

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  8. I just saw all the progress, it seems you did a lot of things in order to have such a great result! I've tryed once to do something like that, also something than Gertie posted.
    I have to try to do those buttonholes, I really would like to do them but I think they are very difficult to do it.

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    1. They are were easy with the craftsy course. Have you signed up?

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  9. Your jacket looks wonderful!! Everything about it turned out great, including the lining! I love when there is a great lining. I remember seeing this particular class in an email a week or so ago. I'm glad I got to see this review, and the beautiful results you achieved with this jacket!!

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  10. Beautiful work! I bought this class and then it got hot, so I haven't gotten around to starting it. I'm rethinking that decision seeing yours. Very nice work. The fit is amazing!

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  11. And proud you should be - this is BEAUTIFUL! It looks really snuggly at the same time as being so stylish. Really great work. I'm itching to do that course!

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  12. This is beautiful!!! It looks fantastic on you and I love the skirt..
    Happy sewing.

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  13. Very very good fit! beautifulö jacket!

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  14. It's lovely and fits you perfectly! I'm shocked that you made no alterations!

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  15. You look beautiful! Everything about this jacket is perfect!

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  16. It's a mighty fine job! Looking great! It's a no brainer in it's saving capabilities! You look fabl Erika!!

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  17. Wow! This jacket looks *fantastic*! You totally make me want to sign up for Gertie's class. I love both your choice of lining and your pairing with the skirt. Again: WOW.

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  18. ¡Me encanta tu atuendo completo! Pareces un dulce :) Felicidades por tan bonita chaqueta. Saludos desde Colombia, Catherine

    (I love your outfit! You look like a candy box :) Congrats for this gorgeous jacket! Greetings from Colombia, Catherine)

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  19. You look stunning in this ensemble. And the jacket is so beautifully made. I love the seafoam colour on you...slightly enviously, I might add, because its a colour that doesn't work for me. Congratulations on a great jacket.

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  20. Thank you for your recommendation.I want to tell you True Religion Outlet store is also a good choice.

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  21. That jacket is fabulous on you! And the colour is gorgeous!

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