26 November 2013

Sneaky Peeks of Watson in Progress...


It took most of the day to cut out (phew!), but now that I'm at the sewing stage my Watson jacket is coming along nicely. As much as I like quick and easy sewing projects, occasionally it's nice to settle in with a stack of CDs and a bar of Dairy Milk and spend a bit more time on something more involved, non? With lots of lovely details. Including bound buttonholes! Just as there is more than one way to sew a dart, there are various ways of constructing bound buttonholes, and I made these ones using a cross-between the methods outlined in Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing and Karen's e-book. Ooh they are lovely! 

Do you like the lining? I found it on a recent sewing blogger trip to Goldhawk Road when Jen was in town. Here we all are captured on film sharing what we plan to buy... oh erm... all except me and Janene who were clearly not concentrating!

Hopefully I'll have the finished jacket to show you before too long...

[Soundtrack: 'Sophia' by Laura Marling]

52 comments:

  1. wow, that is some great lining. and the detail shots all look really cool! so professional and neat!

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  2. This is so fun! I love the print and color combination!

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  3. Oh! I love this, it's coming along beautifully, the colour is gorgeous. And those bound button holes, very impressive! I'm itching to make a jacket now, unfortunately it never really gets cold enough to warrant one here.

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  4. I love the contrast of the two! Can't wait to see the completed project.

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  5. Pure Perfection! The button is lovely!

    www.fromhead-2-toe.blogspot.com

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  6. It was so lovely to see you and I'm really looking forward to see this project ready!

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  7. OMG I LOVE the pink + houndstooth! Such a cute combo! This is going to be soooo pretty!

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  8. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I can't wait to see this!

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  9. I think this will turn out really gorgeous. Great choice for the dogtooth lining too!

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  10. I've only seen these few little snippets of your Watson jacket and already I love it from the bottom of my heart! xx

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  11. Wow that colour combination is divine!

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  12. Oh, this is going to be stunning! I bought this pattern as a birthday present to myself this fall and was hoping to make it up almost right away, but then it turned out there was going to be a Regency Ball in my town at the end of this month and, well, it wasn't going to happen. A Regency Ball ensemble has been happening instead. However, the funky teal and off-white wool I was planning to use could probably work for spring as well, so now I'm going with that! Being in Canada, the Watson is not up to our winters, or at least I think it might turn out a bit funny-looking in a heavy melton - what weight of wool is your's?

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    1. I'm using a medium weight wool - so not the warmest, but great for milder Autumn and Winter days.

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  13. Gosh, your constructions looks just perfect! Can't wait to see the finished coat!

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  14. Already looks super good! I love the fabrics that you picked. I also used bound buttonholes on my Watson jacket, and I think that it is a super good extra addition :) Looking forward to your finished garment!

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  15. Ooh the sneaky peeks look beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished article.

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  16. Your work on this is amazing. The stitches are so neatly done. I'm envious! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  17. Adorable! I can totally see this on you! And by the way, I LOVE Laura Marling! I have seen her play live here in LA a few times and she is just incredible. I listened to her to and from London on the train when I met up with you this spring. An absolute favorite for sure!

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  18. This is my kind of porn Tilly! Looks divine, sumptuous...can't wait to see more!!!

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    1. Ooh up close and personal with those curves...

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  19. Gorgeous! I love the houndstooth lining.

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  20. Oh, Tilly, I absolutely love how the houndstooth balances the pink and gives it some edge - so clever. Thanks for the shout out to the ebook. Do let me know if there's anything you think I could improve! I just can't wait to see the finished coat. I'm with Jane; I'm in love already.

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  21. you're such a neat sewer! I love this - small detailed photos. i don't need to see the whole thing to know its excellent! xo

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  22. Wow Tilly! This is going to be stunning! Can't wait to see it all finished up :)

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    1. The pattern details are so lovely, Katie - good work!

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  23. Oh God, the color combination is to die for! ***swoons***

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  24. The detail is exquisite and the colours are gorgeous. This is like a beacon on the hill for a beginner - I'm nowhere near it but it's a great place to aim for.

    (Sorry if this comment comes under 'Anonymous' - I'm trying to leave my Wordpress ID but it's being a tad erratic.)

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  25. Tilly this is just fabulous and we have only seen snippets of it - you will look stunning in it - can't wait to see the whole garment - just lovely! Have a great weekend
    Big hugs
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  26. This jacket is going to be another beauty!!!
    I'd love to have a bash myself when I am more competent.

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  27. Fabulous details, and lovely colour! Can't wait to see the big reveal :)

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  28. Fabulous details, and lovely colour! Can't wait to see the big reveal :)

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  29. That's going to be amazing! Can't wait to see the final show-and-tell!!!
    Carly
    x

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  30. You know, your version looks a lot better on the one that's actually shown on the pattern. Your bound buttonholes are superb. Good for you!

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  31. Pink & houndstooth! Be still my heart :)

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  32. It's looking soooo gorgeous.

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  33. This looks fabulous - the houndstooth lining is gorgeous!

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  34. I'm so looking forward to see the finished jacket! That hot pink wool and houndstooth lining look amazing!

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  35. Looks like you're sewing my dream coat here!

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  36. Wow and wow!! Can't wait to see it all finished!

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  37. Oh wow, that colour is amazing. I would love a coat like that!

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  38. Love the color! I'm doing little houndstooth wool coats for my daughters' dolls for Christmas and yours is the type of look I had in mind when I went fabric shopping : ) So classic!

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  39. I can't wait to see the finished garment!! I've been looking at the various lovely versions of the Watson jacket on the blogosphere, however a few people commented on the instructions regarding the attachment of the caplet to the jacket (the explanation was a little confusing) - however, what was your experience?

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  40. Wow!!! This looks INCREDIBLE Tilly! It really looks like a jacket from Kate Spade- esp with that fantastic
    Lining!! You are very lucky to be a brunette so you can rock this fantastic colour without being at all Barbie too!
    Adore the capelets so so much, thanks for alerting me to this pattern, it's now on my must sew list. :)

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  41. Wow, this. Is. Gorgeous.
    By the way the commenting system does not work under Chrome...

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  42. Hi Tilly, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get the buttons? I'm making a wool jacket (Colette Anise) and cannot seem to find buttons that can be covered with boiled wool, it just doesn't work, fabric too thick I think....

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