My New Jacket

About an hour up the road a piece there is a woolen mill with an outlet store. They have piles and stacks of folded end pieces of wool. It just so happened that also in that town was a vet that was taking care of a dog that I had. My sweet dog needed to have surgery and I was very nervous and also very pregnant with BabyBoogie. I decided that as a treat I’d stop at the woolen mill and pick myself up something. I got a lovely charcoal grey piece and a beautiful hideous green one.

This was about 6 years ago.

Flash to today and I’ve finally made a jacket from the charcoal piece.
My model was too short for the jacket. Luckily I had a Sephora box laying around the shop.

I had started to make it a year or two ago. Long enough that I think the pattern I used has been discontinued.
I was stalled when I decided that I wanted to line the jacket and it didn’t call for a lining. I had to come up with my own way to line it and I did. It wasn’t as simple as cutting a second set of pieces as the jacket has welts.
Glorious welts on the front and on the sleeves.
I love the welts
I’m not sure what finally spurred me into finishing it but I did and I quite like it.
Though, I’m not in love with the buttons and will be on the lookout for something fabulous to replace them with. Now I’m already thinking of my next jacket. I have a piece of yellow wool that I found in a bag of cloth gifted to me from a neighbor. I might have enough for a small swing coat. I have a thing for winter coats. I know I’ll be making more.

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19 Responses to My New Jacket

  1. Alexa says:

    Very cute! What town is the woolen mill in? My sister goes to school in Maine, and I might be able to convince her to get me some thick woolen goodness for a coat for me.


  2. Emily says:

    Oh, Amy that is fabulous!

  3. Jennifer says:

    It’s wonderful!!!!

  4. Boogie says:

    The woolen mill is in Norway Maine. It’s simply called the Woolen mill outlet and the signs for it have a cute little lamb on them.

  5. Alison says:

    LOVE it! Embarrassingly, I think I have the same pattern hanging around somewhere at the back of the pattern stash. I see jackets in my future…

  6. LaBean says:

    Very nice jacket! I’ve been thinking about making a winter coat and this certainly gives me some motivation. Glad it worked out for you!

  7. Denice says:

    You are so friggin’ talented!! (bowing to the queen). :-) It looks perfect on you! Nice work.

  8. K says:

    Super cute! It’s got both flair and flare. How *did* you wind up doing the lining?

  9. random Cindy says:

    Nice! You make that pattern look cool, I probably would have overlooked it based on the scary eighties colors, lol.

  10. Julie says:

    Looks fabulous Amy! Great job, love the welts.

  11. Boogie says:

    I realized that I didn’t tell you all how I did the lining after all. Well, I think I’m going to make my yellow jacket from this pattern. I’m going to modify the green one into a swing coat. I want it fully lined too so I’ll photo document it as I go. Now, someone just send me some time and I’ll get that done right off.

  12. tiffaney says:

    Oh Amy I really like this! You do great work my friend.

  13. DebbieB says:

    The welts are awesome.

  14. craftycarole says:

    wow… love the coat..cute, stylish and warm I bet.
    If you find some of that time, could you let me know where you picked it up?? I could use some myself ;)

  15. Donna says:

    You are so talented Amy! What a cool coat!

  16. Karen says:

    It came out great! You did some really nice sewing!

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