LizzyH
Project

Corduroy Jacket Express

What are you most proud of? That I finished it! And that the top stitching looks OK. The project itself went smoothly, but top stitching on this soft, plush, wide wale corduroy was a real headache as all the seam lines were virtually obscured by the plush fabric. My test swatches were great, but they were much easier to do accurately. I would use a finer wale, smoother corduroy if I were to choose it again. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all of the videos first and then go back and follow along as you make your jacket. Take your time. All the techniques are great and worth learning.

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LizzyH made Corduroy Jacket Express with:

Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets

Class + Pattern

Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets

with Janet Pray

  • Corduroy

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I finished it! And that the top stitching looks OK. The project itself went smoothly, but top stitching on this soft, plush, wide wale corduroy was a real headache as all the seam lines were virtually obscured by the plush fabric. My test swatches were great, but they were much easier to do accurately. I would use a finer wale, smoother corduroy if I were to choose it again. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all of the videos first and then go back and follow along as you make your jacket. Take your time. All the techniques are great and worth learning.

Q&A with LizzyH

L.A. DV asked:
Beautiful. It looks perfect to me.
LizzyH answered:
Thank you! Lots of ripping wonky topstitching out, but I finally realized that the fabric that makes the topstitching difficult is also what obscured it's imperfections!
eepsers asked:
Darling jacket!
LizzyH answered:
Thanks!
Creativewan asked:
Oh, I love it! The color is nice, the construction is good, and it looks so warm and comfortable to wear. I say Great Job on this Lizzy H!
LizzyH answered:
Thank you so much. It IS pretty cozy!
ImElle asked:
This is amazing in the wide wale corduroy! Nicely done.
LizzyH answered:
Thank you! I love this fabric too. It was more difficult to work with than I thought it would be, but I'm happy with the end result.
florascotica asked:
Love the colour and the corduroy! Your jacket looks great!
LizzyH answered:
Thank you!

Skill Level

Intermediate