Friday, June 1, 2012

Finished Jacket

My first Cynthia Guffey jacket is finished.  I have to say, I did enjoy working on it.  It was not a quick project, but it  was not difficult either.  It involved a lot of steps and a lot of handsewing, but I enjoyed the process and I like the result.

A couple of things I may do differently.  I think it would look lovely in a material with a better drape.  I don't mind a boxy shape, so this doesn't bother me a lot, but I do think it would look better with a softer fabric.  This is a one size fits most and I made it up exactly as is.  There are multiple lines for alteration and I think that next time I may shorten the distance between the shoulder and the dropped shoulder seam.  I think the seam is a bit low in the back.  I also think that I could have eliminated some fabric in the back by taking it in about an inch or so.

I love the detail in the band.  It closes easily and looks nice both open and closed.  

 The lining is put in entirely by hand with small whipstitches.  I've shown some detail below.

I will definitely make this again for the fall in a wool or knit.


  1. Very cute jacket! I LOVE THE FABRIC!

  2. Oh..oh!!! I love it-the boxy shape is cute on you, the bow is wonderful and I love the color of the fabric with your coloring. Perfect!

  3. That's a terrific jacket. I like the bow detail on the front. Very pretty.

  4. This is a lovely jacket both style and colour. I agree with you changes for the next version:)

  5. I was so thrilled to see this pattern made up, and looking so terrific. I bought this pattern at the last sewing expo. But I don't see many Cynthia Guffey patterns in blogland.

  6. This style really suits you - looking good and thanks for the journey to making it. I think it will be a versatile jacket that can be worn with almost anything.