Google Thewallinna and other creatures: Sew-along Part IX: Jacket adornments

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sew-along Part IX: Jacket adornments

First off, apologies for the delayed post which I meant to do on Monday. Life has been very stressful since I moved to London (and especially during last few days) and I am wondering whether it was a good decision to move here.

But this is not about my personal circumstances, but about the final touches that we are applying to our Little Black Jacket.

After Leisa's detailed post about the finishing touches to the jacket, I have nothing to add but to show off my jacket to you!

Like Leisa, I prefer to buy my trims once the jacket is ready. So you can bring it to the shop and play around with different trims. I bought my trim during my last days in Tokyo in my favorite shop , Cotton Field in Kichijoji, with Angela from Sake Puppets.


I had one type of trim in mind, but when we came there it was sold out. Since the jacket is black and I do not wear much black, I decided to add some sparkles to it. In my opinion, this trim adds a bit of  a festive mood to the strict look of the LBJ.


I bought the chain in Kleins, in Soho. They have a nice selection of chains of various colours and weight. Since I stitched the lining very close to the edge of the hem, the chain is attached at the very bottom of the jacket, giving it a nice shape. I used 1metre of chain and sewed every link with double polyester thread.


But the most interesting part of the jacket for me is still the lining: warm and colourful, it cheers me up!


I also decided not to add hooks; I will always keep my jacket unbuttoned. Also, I've omitted to sew the trim to the bottom edge of the jacket in order to avoid it being too bling-bling. I might add pockets when my boxes arrive from Japan :) But in any case, next Monday I'll show how to attach pockets. So stay tuned!


In addition, I must praise once again the wonderful wool from Linton Tweeds! You have no idea how soft and thin, but at the same time warm my jacket is!




I hope you enjoyed the sew-along with Leisa and I . I have to say a big thank you to Leisa who has been providing us with invaluable information throughout! She helped me so much while I was moving from Japan. Please show off your jackets either on our Flickr group or add links to your blogs! Until next time…!

28 comments:

  1. I absolutely support not adding the trim to the bottom edge of the jacket, it would be too much, it would turn it into a costume. The lining is an unexpected happy surprise, it makes me smile when I see it after looking at the serious black jacket. *^v^* Great job!

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  2. Looks fabulous! the perfect little black jacket :-)

    Give it six months with the move, we have moved so many times over the last twenty years, and it always takes much much longer than you can ever imagine to feel settled.. x

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  3. Your jacket is stunning! Moving is tough. I am impressed that you took on leading this sew-along while planning a move. In a few months you will feel more settled. The trim is beautiful on your jacket.

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  4. Love your LBJ!!! It suits you very well, the princess seam in the back part is fabolous! All the trim and embellishment are very well chosen, congrats Inna!!! Very well done! What a pity...I didn´t participate in the sew-along, but my sewing list is endless!

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  5. Wow, what a lovely job! Did you do all of that hand-finishing with Tokyo-London jetlag? That's impressive! You're really going to enjoy wearing it.

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  6. What I can't believe is you moved and sewed a lovely coat and amazing LBJ at the same time! It's absolutely exquisite!
    I look forward to using your fantastic tutorials when I make my own. I'm fitting the the muslin and have bought the material.
    I really like leaving the sparklies off the hem. It is an inspiration! Thank you for the tutorials!

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  7. It looks so goooood! I love that trim, and it looks great on! xoxo!

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  8. Beautiful jacket and an amazing fit! Do you think Linton has any more of that amazing fabric?!

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  9. Beautiful jacket. You have every reason to be proud. The fit is great and the trim is just perfect. The lining is fabulous and must bring a smile every time to see it. I have to admit I am kicking myself for not buying out Linton when I visited in 1995. What a mistake.

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  10. Gorgeous jacket the fit is perfect, love the trim, and that lining oh wow!

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  11. Wow! How beautiful your jacket is! And the trim & lining are just perfect! I will definitely be following your sewalong when I move somewhere more jacket friendly, so thank you in advance! So sorry to hear you've been finding London so stressful - please let me know if there's anything I can do to help from Singapore as I lived there a loooong time & have lots of lovely friends there who might be able to help. Miss you on this side of the world! :-(

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  12. Inna, your jacket looks amazing. I hope things turn around for you in London. Fingers crossed and thinking of you :)

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  13. Wonderful - your jacket is ready! It looks fabulous! Great wardrobe builder.
    Good luck in London :-)

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  14. I think we all need to smile more during winter :)

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  15. Thank you, dear Leisa.

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  16. Thank you, Becca! Maybe I just need to find a good pub? :)

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  17. Hehe :) The sewing envy is endless, I know :)

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  18. Thanks, Julie :-)

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  19. Looking forward to seeing your jacket too! If you have not done so, please join our Flickr group to showcase your jacket and work in progress!

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  20. Thanks, Bella! I am afraid that I bought the last piece of this fabric… Please don't hate me! I would encourage you to order swatches from them. It's surprisingly cheap + fast shipping. I am sure they have lots of marvels in the store!

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  21. We all want to see your jackets finished too! Hurry up! :)

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  22. Dear Kirsty! I miss Tokyo and my sewing friends from that part of the world! Please hurry up to visit France!

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  23. I miss you too, Beth! You are very cute to offer help, but I think that we have to get over all of the sh*t by ourselves. Hope to see you in Europe soon!

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  24. that's beautiful! and I love the colorful lining.

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  25. You did a lovely job. It fits like a glove! I have one cut out I have been meaning to get to.

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  26. A girl should have at least one little black jacket in her wardrobe :) I'd like to see yours!

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