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.

Anonymous 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!

Unknown 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.

Anonymous 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 (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) 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!