Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thank goodness for BWOF back issues

Remember my quilted Anna Sui fabric I showed you recently? I found the perfect pattern for it. I was going through my back issues of BWOF, and the November 2005 issue has a section of jackets & coats all made of quilted coating. Jackpot! This was perfect as it eliminated the guesswork of me trying to figure out if quilted fabric would work well with a particular pattern.

I like that you can unzip the jacket partway and fold the lapels down for sort of a notched collar look (click on link to view).


So far I've got part of the shell done. I bought lining fabric yesterday, I'm going to hand wash that that before cutting it out (although I already used some of it for the pockets because I was too impatient to wait).

I have to put in plug here for Zipper Stop! I've heard great things about them, so I decided to try them out - they have a great selection and will do custom sizes. I placed my online order the evening of Wednesday, October 1, and my zippers showed up in my mailbox on Saturday, October 4! I've never had a coast-to-coast order arrive so quickly.

14 comments:

cidell said...

Burda back issues have yet to fail me. I swear I can find anything in them. Great find!

Amanda S. said...

Thanks for the zipper plug. I was just hunting around JoAnn's yesterday for a separating brown zipper and came up empty. I'm going to check this place out.

colour by number said...

The fabric choice is great!

Nancy K said...

Isn't it great to have so many patterns right at your fingertips! I am always looking in back issues. This is a perfect combination.

AllisonC said...

Perfect! This is going to look so fabulous!

senaSews said...

I love this jacket so far. It will work out perfectly with your fabric. Can't wait to see the finished jacket!

Paola said...

Whaoh! It´s absolutely perfect!!!!

Gorgeous Things said...

What a great jacket for that fabric! I can't wait to see it completed. I'm just beginning to amass a BWOF collection.

melissa said...

ooh nice! I love your fabric. And I've got that same BWOF issue! At the time I was disappointed because I loved the jackets but could never find anything near that kind of fabric...

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Ooooohhhh this is looking great so far...can you see my nose pressed up to my computer? Yeah, I'm anxiously waiting for you to finish! *LOL*

Leslie said...

Ooohh, how fun was it working with those zippers?? Looks biker-esque already. :-)

Marji said...

Great match of pattern and fabric. LOVE that fabric, aren't you glad you picked it up when you did?

Melissa said...

That is going to be a fantastic jacket. I love having my BWOF back issues too. I always find things that didn't just out at me originally.

Cennetta said...

Looking good!