The videos I mentioned in my previous blog definitely have me feeling more confident. The original jacket pattern has two side vents and patch pockets. After watching and learning, I sewed welt pockets and a single vent.
I am using a cotton flannel material from Joann I was going to make a shirt-jacket with. It is working great for this jacket. It is easier to iron and is holding shape much better than the polyester material I used for the prior jacket.
My first welt pocket with a flap looks pretty good.
I feel better about this chest pocket compared to the first jacket. I watched this video for instruction instead of using the Burda instructions.
Last time I fought with it forever. But this time it went fast and easy.
Handmade By Carolyn showed a flat fell side seam with vent for a shirt, but I used the method for the rear seam and vent.
The inside with fusible interfacing and pockets installed.
This is what it looks like now.
I am sewing this with my Kenmore 117.959. It is doing a wonderful job.
I am hopeful this jacket will be better than the first. Especially since I am following Male Devon Sewing Blazer of 2016 Challenge.
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