Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wrapover Jacket 12/09 #119

Looks just like the magazine shoot, doesn't it?  Yeah, the 6 yr old got a huge kick out of recreating the Burda set-up...
Like: Warm and Cozy.  Looks much better than a snuggie or a sweatshirt.  Perfect for wearing to that certain friend's house that keeps the thermostat at 65 in the dead of winter.  (If that's you, sorry. Your house is like an iceberg.)  Also, did all the sewing on the serger (4-threads), except for a little hand stitching at the hems.
Dislike:  The length gives it that "almost a bathrobe" look.  No darts = Loose fitting = Not sexy.  (Oh well, we can't always be sexy...)
Here's a close-up of the fabric, a grey/white wool I found at Kashi's in NYC this past summer.  I thought it was a sweaterknit until I handled it more closely at home.  No stretch, and feels like a wool blanket.  Not itchy, though...
I'll give it a 3 1/2 stars out of 5.  It'll get lots of use (with jeans) for at home, or hanging out with friends, but I don't know if I'll wear it to work.  I might give it a shot, and see how it's received.  It's supposed to be made out of a knit, so part of my complaint (too bathrobe-ish) might be due to "operator error".  It's not amazing, but it's highly functional.  Here's my PR review.



FYI: The pattern calls for 3.5 yards of 60" wide because the collar band is supposed to be placed on a fold (twice), but I only had 2 yards to work with.  So, I fudged it, and put the foldline on the selvedge with the yarny-fringe, and cut 2 (not on a fold).  It works for me, but I don't think I folded it over correctly.  No biggie...  I cut it out last night, and started sewing this morning (off and on), and was finished at 5:30pm.  The day included laundry, grocery shopping, baking cookies, and cooking chili.  Not bad for a day's work, huh?

16 comments:

KID, MD said...

Awesome!! When I first put mine on, I thought - Ugh, I sewed a bathrobe - and I never thought I'd wear it, but I have really ended up loving it. I hope yours gets some love, too! It looks great!

beangirl said...

A) i like that sweater-thing but I agree maybe not for work. it's nice though.

B) i love that you recreated the photo layout, that is hilarious and i have to remember that trick next time i make something from BWOF

c) i am feeling HORRIBLY guilty that for some reason, despite the fact that you make lovely comments on my blog and i like reading your blog, i totally forgot to add you to my "i'm following" list. i think i thought it was there. ack. it wasn't because i didn't want to follow you. Er. i mean, you know. man. "follow you" sounds kinda creepy, doesn't it. sheesh.

Bunny said...

Everyone needs their own personal snuggy type garment to just snuggle up in. This one does the job beautifully. These garments can become real security blankets. I think it looks great.

Michelle said...

I really like how yours turned out, I like the fringed edge on the collar. The color is great!

gwensews said...

You're wewaring exactly what our weather calls for. It will be a terrific throw-on in the spring also, IF we ever get a spring, that is!

Cindy said...

Looks cozy and warm. Also, it looks much better than my twenty year old college sweatshirt which I am sporting at the moment!

Gail said...

That will keep the chill out. One of the things that makes your sewing stand out is the beautiful fabrics you use.

Marybeth said...

It looks so luxurious with that really nice fabric you used... Makes me want one... Enjoy!

Alex said...

oh ya that would be us as well with the cold houe, but we turn the temperature up to 70 when we have friends over. Though that is still not warm enough for most of our friends :O)

I just need warm sweaters to deal with this. your's looks great!

julia said...

I love everything about it!

Rose said...

:You look nice and cozy. That's a great photo shoot! I bet you get a lot of wear from the "jacket".

Faye Lewis said...

You look just like the magazine pose, cute. Like your new jacket and think it really rock with a pair of jeans.

Summerset said...

Oh, it looks so warm and cozy! Perfect for winter, snuggle up and enjoy.

Lynnelle said...

Oh my gosh that looks SOOOO warm. I am always cold and would get a lot of use out of that! Nice job!.

amber said...

I think it looks so warm and cozy! With jeans, some sexy boots and a slim cut tank, I think it will be a great casual (and warm!) outfit. :)

Trudy Callan said...

Your wrap over sweater is gorgeous.

Thanks so much for helping me solve my tangled bobbin mess. I appreciate that you took the time.

I have just posted a scarf refashion where I took an old shirt and turned it into a gorgeous neck scarf. Next week sometime I plan to do another What I'm Wearing post. And then I need to get back to some real sewing soon. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit my blog and leave comments.

Have an awesome day!