Cutting Line Designs “A New Dimension” Part 2

29 Jun

It’s beginning to get hot in the sewing room, which means I need to turn on the air conditioning.  I’m pretty stingy with the air, since we live in a fairly moderate climate, but I can’t let that keep me from my sewing, so the air must go on.

I just finished the second version of A New Dimension.  Just to spark your memory, here is the envelope cover:

A New Demension

Here is my version:

I made the longer version this time – the one with the cute collar.  This collar is made by fusing the interfacing in three sections with space between so that you can fold and iron the collar as shown on the envelope cover.  I did it that way, but then I decided I like the collar unfolded A LOT, so I left it that way.  In the future, if I want to change the collar, I can easily do that.

I used the extra small sizing, and there is still plenty of ease in the final jacket.  I made no other alterations except to shorten the length.

I cut a bunch of inches off the length (can’t remember right now, but I’m going to say something like seven).  Because I cut off so much, I made sure I did that at the lengthen/shorten line.  I was still worried about losing the proportions, but I don’t think I did.   I generally don’t look good in a long jacket style, and my intention was to make this a “big shirt” type of jacket.  I think it turned out to have a “swing jacket” vibe.

I used a stretch cotton bottom weight that I got from Marcy Tilton.  It will be a nice layering piece for summer evenings, spring, and fall.  I didn’t put in the pockets, since I’m not much of a pocket girl.

I liked both versions of this pattern, and will probably make it again (especially the last version).  A plus is that THE DONALD (DH) likes it. : )

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16 Responses to “Cutting Line Designs “A New Dimension” Part 2”

  1. Adrienne July 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM #

    you knocked it out of the ballpark with this one nice job

  2. everydaybloom.com July 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM #

    Beautifully done, beautifully worn. I sew too; I’m impressed. Your jacket looks perfectly tailored, hangs naturally.

  3. acolourfulcanvas July 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM #

    Oh, cute, cute, cute! Very flattering fit on you, and a design line that I gravitate to myself. Funny about the pockets. I strategize how to add pockets to garments. But, in truth, most clothing hangs better without pockets, especially a pocket that actually has something in it. I love the collar as you’ve done it. I’m not that keen on the way it’s pressed on the pattern envelope. Your version looks much more current than the pattern sketch as well. I also like the buttons…they look self covered, but perhaps they are just plain white.

    This is definitely a look that I would consider sewing. I think I’d like to try it with 3/4 length sleeves.

    Sue xo

    PS Hope all work s out well with the other coat. It’s always a drag when fit becomes an issue.

    • Janis July 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM #

      Sue, the buttons are plain white shank buttons with a dome top. They have a bit of texture on them.

  4. Jan Graham-McMillen July 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM #

    Grand job, Smartypants! You look sleek and chic and ready for anything. Who needs pockets? I’m all admiration.

  5. Jean at Dross into Gold June 30, 2013 at 9:09 PM #

    This is a beautiful, versatile piece! Plus you have the joy of having made it yourself. I have to check out the Marcy Tilton link. XXOO

  6. MARLA ROBINSON June 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM #

    That is very chic. I love it.

  7. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style June 30, 2013 at 4:01 PM #

    Lovely swing jacket! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Janis June 30, 2013 at 4:30 PM #

      Thanks for having me, Patti.

  8. Pam@over50feeling40 June 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM #

    You are so talented ….the coat is beautiful!

  9. Anne Rhodes June 30, 2013 at 6:37 AM #

    Fantastic jacket!

  10. Sharon June 30, 2013 at 4:40 AM #

    Very smart jacket and love the collar.

  11. Shams June 29, 2013 at 2:32 PM #

    That looks great, Janis!

  12. Kathryn June 29, 2013 at 1:03 PM #

    Janis, that casual jacket is just perfect on your petite frame. It does not overwhelm you, even with the roominess of the style. You did a lovely job on it!

    • Janis June 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM #

      Thanks Kathryn. I was surprised that this worked on my frame, but I think it does.

  13. sdbev June 29, 2013 at 12:49 PM #

    Wow this is stunningly beautiful.

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