Corduroy jacket resize

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

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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.

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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!

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

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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:

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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).

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This was super thick

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

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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™‚

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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

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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™‚

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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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