Corduroy jacket resize

Hubs has a corduroy jacket that’s super chic. I call it his “Castle” jacket.


Every time he wears it I get jacket envy… until I saw one for .99 cents at a NEW Goodwill. It is conveniently located a block(ish) away from our new house!

IMG_4157It’s a lil big for me, but it’s oh so warm. Indiana is averaging temps in the single digits so I thought I couldn’t go wrong with this great find.

I began by pinning it.

IMG_4169These aren’t actually the side seams… they’re “dart” ish seams offset from the side seams. I thought it would be easier (and a better fit in the end) if I did it this way.

However… this jacked up the connection to the sleeve. So, I seam ripped the sleeves off. I’ll re-add them later.

The Janome 6600P is perfect for layers of corduroy and lining. Went through it like BUTTER.

To my amazement, I managed to sew through all that bulk with no puckering. Things are off to a good start!


Before I reattached my sleeves I de-bulked them cutting off the existing seams.


I typically DESPISE linings with a passion unspeakable; however, due to said single digit temperatures lately, I thought the extra layers would be welcome πŸ™‚

So, I kept it.

To help me attach the sleeves more easily, I stitched the lining to the corduroy:

Then, I cut off the excess lining.

This extra step seriously made it SO much easier to line the sleeves back up with the armholes of the jacket (Right Sides Together).

This was super thick

The Janome 6600P doesn’t have a free arm, so I sewed this part down on the 8900.

Those layers were NO match πŸ™‚

The caps of the sleeves were super bulky… I still managed to get caught on parts of the stupid lining. I did have to seam rip and sew again a couple times before I got it to look right.

In the end though, I think it turned out alright πŸ™‚

This is my class where I teach sewing lessons at Job #1

I’ll be honest… jackets bother me a little. Yeah, it’s super warm but it kinda brings back memories of my Fat days. All I wore were jackets. Every. Single. Day. just about. *sigh


Not a bad fit… not sure why I’m cocking my head like that… I seriously hate taking my picture. What can ya do?

Nothin’. So don’t worry about it. πŸ™‚

If Hubs is Castle… does this jacket make me Beckett? hmm…

I must admit… This refashion will be worn on a I’m-freezing-and-have-to-stay-warm basis only. Try as I may, I just can’t deal with sports jackets. They put me in a very bad place, emotionally speaking. I know that sounds totally lame πŸ™‚ but it truly does.

At the very least I have a warm jacket for .99 cents (My .10 cent shop has been closed due to horrible weather, lately) and I got to practice my sewing “construction.”


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