Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Good Summer Seersucker Jacket.... Cute Construction Details

Another summer favorite, again cotton, but instead of madras and all it's patchwork stitching,  seersucker which is just as comforting.  These thrift stores are producing some great finds.  This is an especially good example because of the details. 


Grosgrain ribbon hanger


Jacket body is lined in cotton, sleeves in a rayon and with Hong Kong finished edges

Shoulder seam with the same finish


Grosgrain ribbon peeking out between lining and facing with running stitch detail.


I actually like it this way better :D


Tailored Welt Flap pocket with piping and topstitching


Cuff with vent and functional buttonholes (although mine would be prettier with my vintage buttonholer)


 There is no reason you can't use a basic jacket pattern and add these details.


Corinne said...

Great jacket, you have a great source that is for sure. And the madras is transporting me back to 1965! Love it.

ELMO said...

I think I need to move to Maine now, as I sit here typing this wearing my seersucker pants and madras shirt.

Corinne said...

You do seem to have a preppy-Northeast vibe going on versus the Lilly Pulitizer! ((((insert ironic smile here))))

Clio said...

Ooh, I love the grosgrain and stitch detail! I have to remember that.

ELMO said...
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ELMO said...

Clio - Grosgrain is a good option when you don't want to make a self fabric tubing for the hanger!

Corinne - I think I need to find one of those Nantucket Basket Purse, then I'll start packing.