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Thread: Quilted corduroy jacket

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    Quilted corduroy jacket

    Years ago when I was lucky enough to get a huge assortment of 21-wale corduroy remnants at pennies on the dollar, I made quilted bomber jackets for my daughters--one black, one navy and one dark green--using the Heart Warming Jacket pattern by Gail Abeloe. I have wanted one for myself ever since.

    With corduroy, you get an interesting effect when you turn the nap in opposite directions. This jacket is made from four slightly different navy remnants. It is three layers--corduroy, flannel and quilting cotton--with poly lining added in the sleeves to make it easy to get on and off.

    Making it was a very good reminder of why I don't want to sew clothing anymore. I am SO glad it's finished!

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    ...and it is beautiful!!

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    Wow! That is a really nice jacket. Garment sewing never came naturally to me so when I see someone who can sew clothes like this I am in awe :-)

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    That is so professional looking! You really did a beautiful job with it. Wear it proudly! And congratulations on finally making one for yourself.

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    Very nice sewing and quilting! Love the beautiful lining, too.

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    ​Great jacket!

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    Beautiful jacket. You do outstanding work!
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    That's gorgeous. You do wonderful, professional work & should be very, very proud of the jacket. I wish I could sew like you!

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    I love that jacket! I used to sew all my own clothes... 40+ years ago. Now I would be afraid to try. But I look at all my quilting cotton and think how nice some of those pieces would look in a blouse...

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    I love corduroy and used to live near Crompton Corduroy where I could buy remnants directly from the plant in Virginia. You wouldn't believe how much of the stuff I wore growing up!
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    Wow. I gave up making "clothes" many, many years ago. You did an amazing job even after all these years.

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    What a beautiful jacket. I love sewing clothes, call me weird but I do.

    If I made that I would be showing it off everywhere!
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    Nice! I have some of that narrow wale corduroy. It's so nice and soft. It's almost like velvet. I really should make something out of it.

    I love sewing clothes, too, Chasing Hawk. I was thinking the other day that I need to start another wearable art project. I could use a new jacket.
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    What a beautiful jacket.

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    Wow! Wonderful! You did an excellent job!! It's beautiful!

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    Such a beautiful jacket and you did a wonderful job on it. Bet it is nice and warm too.

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    Amazing jacket. I understand why you were glad when it was done.
    Did you add the banding before or after you quilted it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keitha View Post
    Amazing jacket. I understand why you were glad when it was done.
    Did you add the banding before or after you quilted it?
    Keitha, making and quilting the patchwork is the first step. The ribbing is almost last, just before the adding the zipper and finishing the binding at the neck.

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    How cool is that bomber jacket! I bet you will really enjoy all of the compliments. Sewing garments is very rewarding that way. You are very very good at this.
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    You made a beautiful jacket. Looks professionally made.
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    Love the jacket!!! Great job.

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    Very professional looking. Taking orders???????

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    What a fun great looking jacket! Here's a pattern link if anyone is interested. This would be fun in spring colors for those not quite warm enough spring days I'm hoping to come soon!

    https://www.amazon.com/Porch-Press-H.../dp/B00Y1KDSV8

    Another former garment sewer here, too. For some reason it's not as satisfying as quilting. Or maybe my kids grew up and I didn't "need" to sew to save $. You could 35-40 years ago.
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    You did a beautiful job. It looks gorgeous!

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    That’s beautiful. Great job!

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