Sunday, April 07, 2013

Next Mood Project - Linen Jacket

I have been working on my newest Mood Sewing Network project, seafoam linen

and I am using Simplicity 2250
I have made this one before and made a size 10, which fit okay but only allowed a sleeveless tank underneath.  Here is the first one.

This time, I cut a size 12, much better.  One thing about this jacket, it is unlined, I am fine with that.  The front panel is the only part that is lined, self fabric.  The Simplicity instructions have you layer the facing wrong side together and then handstitch the facing under at the shoulder seams and front seam.
Instead, I stitched the shoulder seams of the front and back.  Then I layered the facing right side to the wrong side of the back, stitching over the previous stitching line.
Then when you turn the facing to the inside, with the front and front facing wrong side together, it encases the shoulder seam for a nice finish.

Next up the binding:

I used steam-a seam to hold the binding in place, keeps it from slipping when I stitch-in-the ditch.

The jacket is finished and will be up on the Mood Sewing Network this week.


  1. what a lovely jacket. I need to start using more of these types of fabrics and making jackets - thanks for inspiration. Can't wait to the see the jacket final. g

  2. Loving that colour!

  3. You make such cute jackets!! My daughter and I were just talking about how
    mint is such a trendy color for Spring :-) and thanks for the tip re using Steam a Seam.....

  4. Anonymous9:25 AM

    What a beautiful color! I'm excited to see the finished jacket post!

  5. Wow, I used linen before and it was hellish... I am really looking forward to seeing this one. Keep up the amazing work!


  6. What a beautiful color and fabric for spring!

  7. What a beautiful color. Can't wait to see the finished jacket.

  8. I can't believe I never thought of using steam a seam to hold binding in place! I use it for practically everything else! It really is a pretty color, Lori. No doubt it's going to be pretty cute!

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