Hello everyone and happy February 1! Can you believe one month of the new year has already gone by? Where has that time gone!
Before I went on vacation couple of weeks ago, I had started a project that I never completed. It was a Moto jacket using the Butterick pattern, Lisette B6169.
The Moto jacket has been on trend for sometime now. Actually, I like the style very much and decided to try my luck and make my own instead of purchasing one. There are so many different types of styles in Moto jackets that it would be so easy to find one you absolutely love!
|Fabric on top|
I used two different fabrics to create this jacket. The contrast front fabric was purchased from Pennie fabrics in 2014. It looks like an alligator style leather but is actually a black faux fur with a flat nap. It's truly a unique fabric (and one of the reasons why I absolutely love Pennie fabrics!).
The remainder of the jacket (back and sleeves), is a black faux suede and was purchased at Hancock Fabrics a couple of months ago. The lining was also purchased at Hancock Fabrics and is a bright red nylon/polyester (lining color at the suggestion of my husband!) for a pop of color!
The Lisette pattern was very easy to sew, very well illustrated and the instructions were good.
However, I did notice a slight mishap on page 2, step 5 of the instructions. It instructs you to place the separated zipper "Face down" on the left front. If you do this, the zipper will be facing in the wrong direction. I didn't see any of the other pattern reviewers mention this and I believe it's because experienced sewers really do their own thing and a lot of times don't follow the instructions. But for all those beginners who are following the instructions word by word, I felt this would be important for you to know.
Also, the pattern does run a slight bit large. I realized that after doing a pattern tissue fitting and good I did! I also did my own thing when it came to the jacket details...first by changing the pattern slightly and adding zippered pockets rather than the included welt pockets. I also included zippers on the back of the sleeves as well as decorative snaps on the lapels.
I really love this jacket and my only issues while creating it were...1. Trying to figure out how to install the zippered pockets. I wanted to make sure these were actually working pockets! And 2. The pattern calls for 1/4" shoulder pads, but all I had on hand were 1/2" at the time. I really didn't think it would make that much of a difference to me...however, yes it did! (Just a comfort issue, you don't really notice it). Next time I will add the 1/4" shoulder pads for sure! And there will definitely be a next time for this lovely jacket!
|Hanging out with the hubby!|
I would HIGHLY recommend this pattern if you like the style! It's been reviewed favorably many times on Patternreview.com! For a lined jacket, it didn't take very long to make and is so stylish in my opinion.
How about you...do you like the Moto jacket style? Do you own one? If so, did you create it yourself?
Thanks again for stopping by and spending a little of your day with me! It's truly appreciated more than you'll ever know! Now...
LET'S GO SEW!