Butterick Patterns by Gertie B6390 - Rockabilly Denim Jacket12/11/2016
|I'm taking it back to the 1950s with this rockabilly look! And hey new hair cut!|
Here's a peek at the pattern:
|Such a great style to sew yourself!|
*I would like to point out that this jacket turned out way too big for me. Which I didn't realise until too late, so I'm rocking it as an oversized version until I make this pattern again. Once again, the whole American sizing, measurement thing along with me being only 5"4, must have confused me as I think I should have cut 2 sizes smaller whoops. If I can find time, I'd like to re-do the sleeves.* Anyway...
The main thing that made me fall in love with this pattern was Gertie's polka dot version. I'm obsessed with it and am totally planning to copy it in the Spring!
|Gertie's 1940s Rosie the Riveter inspired jacket!|
Check out Gertie's own inspiration on her blog HERE.
So let's talk about the sewing. I've not made a jacket before, but have made a few garments with shirt collars and a couple of lined dresses so I hoped I'd be able to figure this one out! I was pleasantly surprised with instructions and found them really easy to follow.
|Contrast top stitching can be very unforgiving, but I think I succeeded! Just...|
Once the majority of the jacket was sewn, buttons became my on going nightmare. I bought 4 separate lots of buttons for the jacket and just couldn't find the right ones! I got there eventually, but this was the main reason it's taken me so long to finish. But I'm glad I didn't just sew on the first ones I bought as I love the ones I eventually used.
|Jacket too big, dress too small!|
Featuring my me made 'Kim' dress by By Hand London. Review coming soon!
Pattern: Butterick Patterns by Gertie B6390 Jacket
Black Medium Weight Denim - £8.50 per m - Sew Essential
Cherry Print Cotton Poplin £6.70 per m - Sew Essential
Iron on Interfacing - Sew Essential
Notions: 10 metal jeans buttons
Sewing time: Drips and drabs over a couple of months. However if I was a good sewist, I think I could have made this in a couple of days.
Fit: Classic me, 2 sizes too big. Works for an oversized look but needs to be smaller for the desired effect! Next time...
Watch out for: Tidy topstitching and the right buttons can make the world of difference on something like this!
Make Again?: I'd like to make another version of this, and I'd love to rectify my fit issues. I can see it being my staple Spring/Summer jacket! I see polka dot denim in my future...
Have you tried this pattern? I also have Gertie's B6380 tea dress pattern which came out at the same time, but am yet to make it. I'd love to see your versions if you've tried either.
Thanks for reading, pinups!
P.S. I'll be reviewing this dress pattern on my blog very soon! Excuse the boobs, I'll get to that later...
The fabric and pattern were supplied to me free of charge by Sew Essential. All thoughts & opinions are my own.