Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Old Sewing Projects | "Sherlock Holmes" inspired Jacket {1958}

Today's sewing project was made back in January of 2008. I used Simplicity 2841, which is from 1958, and did view 3.

The fabric was a remnant from the Home Decor section at Joann Fabric. I also remember I got it 50% off. This was my first time ever making a jacket, doing fabric covered buttons, and the first time working with a wool.

Let's see what else...ah, yes! The collar was not fun to put in {I still don't like doing collars, facings, and the like...}. I had to keep taking it out and putting it back in at least three times before I just had to stop, because the fabric was starting to fray like crazy.

1958 Jacket front

1958 Jacket back

Gabrielle, made a skirt out of the same fabric {she used a 1950s pattern}that I used to wear with this jacket a lot. In fact, I wore this jacket with her skirt when I went to vote for the very first time for the Presidentially election back in November of 2008. I have worn this jacket once on the blog. You can see pictures here.


  1. Wow, what an impressive project! I haven't tackled a jacket yet, and self-covered buttons have defeated me, the blaggards. The idea of a cropped jacket (I wear a lot of high-waisted skirts) has charmed me, and now I'm tempted to make something of my own. :)

  2. I want to try something like this soon. I have tons of patterns from the 40's-70's that I want to make. Thanks for renewing my inspiration to get started on some.


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