Tuesday 23 February 2016

Notch Collar Jacket in Scuba Jersey

Be warned: This will be a picture heavy post.

Pattern: This is the simple sew notch collar jacket. The pattern was part of the Love Sewing magazine issue 21.

Fabric: Scuba jersey - I only bought it because of the big purple flowers. I was/am not convinced by the feel of this fabric and I'm still not sure I would like to wear it on my skin. I bought it last summer in Walthamstow market, London. I can't remember the exact price but I don't think it was more than £3.50/meter.

The friend who was with me when I bought it explained I could make every pattern from it. However, being at home all by myself, I was not that sure anymore and thus the fabric has been sitting in my stash ever since. When the notch collar jacket pattern came along I just knew the jacket would look lovely in that fabric. (it might have helped that the jacket on the magazine cover is also made from a flower fabric, haha)

I was not that sure about the sewing practicalities, as in general jerseys do not press that well and this jacket involves loads of pressing as it has a full facing and a notch collar. But, I had nothing to loose and just plunged in.

Alterations: I did all the alterations I mentioned in my wearable muslin post, so have a look there if you are interested.

Sewing: The jacket was mostly sewn on my overlocker. I only attached the facing and sewed the sleeve hems with my sewing machine. Again, I understitched the facing wherever possible and graded the seams to encourage the facing to fold towards the inside of the jacket. Loads of pressing and steaming was involved as well.

Despite my efforts the facing didn't want to stay inside thus I slip stitched it by hand all the way around. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Despite the scuba jersey being on the bulky side, the outline of the jacket looks neat and sharp, yeah.

Have I worn it yet? Yes, a couple of times. It is the most comfiest jacket ever thanks to the scuba jersey! Freedom of movement! There is only one problem. I don't have clothes to wear the jacket with. Again. The moment I had finished the jacket, I run to my wardrobe and started to pull clothes out only to find that none of them really go with the jacket. The best fit is actually my polka dot Coco.

Seeing these photographs, it looks like the notches of the collar are different heights. I just had another look at the jacket and they aren't, phew.

How about you? Have you sewn with scuba jersey or are you planning to do so? Please share :)


  1. I made a BHL Anna from scuba - love it and it's really comfy but was tricky to sew. It hated being pressed, got stuck in the feed dogs on my sewing machine, doesn't hold slip stitch invisibly at the hem.... Of course I am still fairly inexperienced in sewing for me! Have a couple of metres left so I can try something new..

    1. Oh wow, that doesn't sound like an easy journey! did you try to use some hem tape to fuse the hem in place? I really like the tape and use it for most of my makes at the moment.

  2. I've just made a pencil skirt from scuba - easily the fastest thing I've ever made. Self-drafted the pattern based on an existing pencil skirt I had and has an elastic waist. I didn't try pressing it at all and managed to hem the skirt without pressing to no ill effects.
    This jacket looks great!

    1. Hm a pencil skirt. That sounds lovely and you have just given me an idea what to do with the 1 m I have still left :) Thank you!

  3. I love your jacket! Do you have a black skirt? I think it will work well with a black skirt and a striped top (like a striped Coco). I live scube and made a Linden out of some floral scuba. I also made GoTo knit pants but I never blogged them since I'm not sure I like them. I like how comfortable and beefy scuba fabric is. The downside is the excess bulk and width it creates. Maybe I should try a Moss skirt from scuba...

    How did you press the notches? The jucket looks sharp, I thought it was impossible to achieve this with such a stubborn material.

  4. This is beautiful! I think it would look great with jeans and a white t shirt.

  5. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  6. Find out where players are camping, what direction they tend
    essay paper

  7. Wow! This is really nice information. I appreciate your hard work here. I will definitely use your advices, proessaywriting.com
    because paper writing is the most boring work. But thanks to you I know how do it more interesting and more successful. I get to see more interesting stuff from you in futur

  8. Imagine a world without divide where all ages, races, religions, creeds and cultures experience the unified connection of being one. Impossible? I say not.
    I am a photojournalist and international correspondent with a focus on the human side of any situation. bryce wilson I am out to help millions, not make millions. Money and accolades are far less important to me than global impact and change.

  9. Great jacket! I love how it turned out, both this one and the wearable muslin! I want to make one for myself and found your blog googling for inspiration. I have also noticed you made your own wedding dress, congratulations! I will carefully read all the related posts because I am about to start mine :) Ciao

  10. "Áo mưa" và các rào cản khác là rất tốt để chống sự trao đổi chất dịch cơ thể bị nhiễm bệnh. Họ cũng có thể khiến giảm thiểu sự tiếp xúc da-kề-da. Việc này giúp suy giảm lây lan các bệnh lây nhiễm từ da đến làn da. Song, nó không ngăn chặn lây nhiễm hoàn toàn. STDs suy giảmqua tiếp xúc da với da bao gồm: bệnh giang mai, herpes sinh dục, HPV
    Nếu bạn đang ở trong một mối quan hệ với người bị herpes sinh dục, bạn có thể nói chuyện với chuyên gia về liệu pháp ức chế. Đây là loại điều trị giú hạn chế sự phát triển herpes. Nó cũng giúp suy giảm suy giảm, nhưng nó không chữa khỏi bệnh.

  11. Find out where players are camping, what direction they tend

  12. Online Sports Betting
    Royal1688 It is a game of online gambling. For each gambler to come into contact with the desire to play online games are many. Every customer can come in contact with great satisfaction. Every player has come to the beat with a lot of fun. And the way to place online bets, how to overcome easily. Comes with a solid online gambling. The quality and choice of the casino to play the game to win online matches the wishes of many players. By each player. It can be any type of online roulette game. It all depends on which gambler you have to accomplish with the betting games that you choose for 24 hours with online gambling. Live betting wherever a player bets online from any area is taken care of by professional staff as well. Our entertainment center is also ready to make the risk come to meet the system with a lot of gamers Goldclub Slot

  13. Nice Blog. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Nykaa Coupons

  14. การเลือกห้องคอนโด แบบไหน…ถึงเรียกว่าห้องสวย??

    เชื่อว่าแทบจะทุกคนต้องมีคำถามนี้อยู่ในใจแน่ๆ เมื่อคิดจะเลือกซื้อคอนโดมิเนียมซักห้อง ไม่ว่าจะซื้อไว้อยู่เองก็ดี หรือกำลังคิดจะผันตัวเองมาเป็นนักลงทุนอสังหาฯมือใหม่ ก็ต้องเคยวนเวียนอยู่กับการหาคำตอบว่า ห้องแบบไหนถึงจะดี หรือคอนโดไหนที่เรียกว่า “สวย”

    แน่นอนคำว่า “สวย” ในที่นี้ ไม่ได้หมายถึงแค่รูปร่างหน้าตาตึก หรือการตกแต่งที่สวยงามที่เห็นได้ด้วยตาเปล่าเท่านั้นนะคะ แต่เรากำลังหมายถึง ความสวยที่มาพร้อมกับองค์ประกอบอื่นๆ เพื่อการอยู่อาศัย ความคุ้มค่าคุ้มราคาที่ต้องจ่าย รวมถึงปัจจัยแวดล้อมอื่นๆ ที่จะทำให้ทุกคนลงความเห็นตรงกันว่า “สวย” อย่างเช่นเรื่อง “ทำเลที่ตั้ง” เป็นต้น

    ยิ่งในภาวะที่ตลาดปัจจุบันมีคอนโดมิเนียมให้เลือกเป็นจำนวนมาก ชนิดที่ถ้าเอาข้อมูลมาวางเรียง เปรียบเทียบจุดเด่นจุดด้อยกันเป็นข้อๆ ก็คงมีคนตาลาย เมาข้อมูลกันไปบ้างไม่มากก็น้อยแหละ หรือถ้าลองไปถามเพื่อนฝูง คนใกล้ชิด หรือแม้แต่ผู้มีประสบการณ์ที่เราไว้วางใจ บางทีก็อาจจะได้คำตอบไม่ตรงกับใจ แย่กว่านั้นคอนโดที่เค้าช่วยเลือกให้อาจจะไม่ตอบโจทย์ไลฟ์สไตล์ของเราเลยก็เป็นได้ เจอแบบนี้ก็ยิ่งปวดหัวไปกันใหญ่…จริงมั้ยคะ


  15. Wow! These Tips are Very Helpful..let me do now!

  16. Hi, very good article thanks for sharing keep up the good work!

    Such a great and informative article.
    Thanks for sharing
    Hi very good article thanks for sharing keep up the good work! 

    Hi,Very interesting post.this is my first time visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion..thanks for the post!

    Nice post. You covered a lot of points in your post . Thanks For sharing this with us.

    I have read your article, it is very informative and helpful for me.I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it.

    Thanks for sharing such a good article. This will help New Bloggers Like me

    flipkart Credit card offers,flipkart offers,flipkart offer
    flipkart emi,flipkart debit card emi,flipkart emi on debit card,,flipkart with emi,flipkart emi debit card sbi,flipkart emi sbi debit card,
    flipkart sbi,flipkart sbi debit card emi,flipkart sbi offer

  17. I have really enjoyed all of this very cool information

  18. Very inspirational post . I will definitely use your tricks


  19. This Is Really Useful And Nice Information. ทีเด็ดบอลวันนี้
    This are such great articles. ทีเด็ดบอลวันนี้ This articles can help you to make some new ideas.
    https://5e43ec86db9aa.site123.me/blog/gma-t50-mclaren-f1-designer-gordon-murray-s-ultimate-driver-s-car I appreciate for reading my blogs.

  20. Amazon Prime Day is a 48 hours Sale that gives Amazon Prime Members Exclusive Access to Sitewide Discounts with our Latest Deals and Offers. Get Incredible Coupons on Amazon Prime Day Sales at Coupon2deal.com
    Amazon prime Day

  21. Thank you so much Admin for posting such great content with us, your blog is really useful for me. Wish you all the best for future comments
    live roulette

  22. This blog appeals to me much. It really moved me, and I think everyone should read it. Thank you for sharing this fantastic concept with us and for providing us with such valuable information. I'm using BSL Shaders ​for Minecraft on my Mac. This will improve your gaming experience, and I am confident that you will appreciate it.

  23. Obrigado por este site. Eu aprecio seu trabalho. muito bom eu tenho um site que muda sua fonte no Insta, Facebook, Snapchat, e outras redes sociais se você quiser mudar seu nome de usuário Visite Letras

  24. This comment has been removed by the author.

  25. Thanks for sharing the good information! I also discovered an amazing blog similar to yours about digital marketing. Like many professions, digital marketing requires both a core set of hard skills and a longer list of career attributes that might take years to master.

  26. Jili Slot เป็นผู้ให้บริการเกมคาสิโนออนไลน์และก็สล็อตออนไลน์ มีเกมสนุกสนานๆให้เลือกเล่นมาก สามารถเข้าไปเล่น jili slot เล่นผ่านเว็บไซต์ของพวกเราได้เลย ที่เว็บไซต์ pgslot


Related posts

related posts plugin for wordpress, blogger...