Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sweatshirt Jacket Saga

Remember when I found
the Sweatshirt Jacket
and thought it
was expensive?

Now I know, that Jennifer
was not charging nearly
enough for her lovely jacket!

Hours of work have gone
into my jacket and
IT AIN'T DONE YET!
In my last post I was
ready to add the patches
to the sleeves.
Those were added, all
were basted down and I
stitched every patch
down with a zigzag
stitch with a 1/4" edge
left for fraying.
The front was cut open
and the binding attached
in the same manner as
the patches.
Today I will wash
the jacket and hope for
some major fraying action. 

Next I will begin
embroidering all
the areas not covered
by the patches.

Yes all those white
lines will have embroidery
added to them.

My way of making the
pattern my own...
My bright idea!

As I am dreaming of
Jacket #2 .......
I believe,
I may just have to
 follow the pattern. 

 Love to all,
Deb

17 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

So Cool!! Did you have to snip all the patches for them to fray? Are you hand or machine embroidering? I can't wait to see this done.
xx. Carol

Mánya said...

Looking great! I am looking forward to your next update :) Can't wait to see the embroidery part, too!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have written to Carol but I wanted to leave a note of thanks here as well.
I didn't think of clipping the edges to help with fraying and the machine embroidery idea!!!!!!!!! What a time saver that will be! I can add some hand work and do lots of machine work allowing me to GET ON WITH JACKET 2!

Doreen G said...

Wow Deb this is looking good - well done.

Lorraine said...

Looking forward to seeing the results after washing - looking good!

Marjolein said...

It really looks like a jacket. The colors are beautiful. Well done!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb. Your jacket is fantastic looking. I look forward to seeing all the embroidery. Hugs Judy

Createology said...

Making this jacket your own with embroidery sounds fabulous. This will certainly be a wonderful conversation starter with lots of compliments too. Happy Fraying...

libbyquilter said...

yes, it's coming along beautifully~!
am anxious to see the next bit of progress . . .
and beginning to wonder if i need a new jacket . . .

:-)
libbyQ

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your jacket is coming along beautifully,Deb.With the embroidery it will be one of a kind
and priceless.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Anita said...

Lovely Jacket!looking forward to see your embroidery on it.

Susan Elliott said...

I think it was a blessing that you didn't plan all the placement of your pieces. That may have bogged you down...it definitely would have bogged me down and I think the jacket looks great as is...

I bet it's frayed by now.....

Susan Elliott said...

I think it was a blessing that you didn't plan all the placement of your pieces. That may have bogged you down...it definitely would have bogged me down and I think the jacket looks great as is...

I bet it's frayed by now.....

Isabelle said...

it's wonderful ! the front looks much better with the binding.I'm very interested to see the embroidery that you will add

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Follow the pattern? Horrors! You definitely don't need to do that because what you've done already works beautifully.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your sweatshirt jacket is looking great! I hope you're wearing it even though you haven't stitched in all the white areas. I'm sure you'll get lots of compliments when you're out and about :)

vicki said...

THIS jacket is going to be an amazing work of art -- no surprise there -- everything you do seems to be so! I totally love the colors. Cant wait to see the finished result - pattern or no - this is totally incredible!

Vicki

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