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I've made this dark blue denim jacket in readiness for the V&A meeting. Just need to do the dress now .... it's now or never! Been putting it off too long. Anyway, I'm really pleased how the jacket has turned out. It's supposed to be a 4 hour pattern but it's taken double that at least. I've bound the inside raw edges with bias binding and lined the sleeves with some striped red, white and blue cotton. Have also used the same stuff to do the back neck facing to add a bit of contrast in there. Cost me about £20 for the denim, of which I used 2 metres and I splashed out a bit on the stripy fabric - it's a bit dear at the moment due to all the Royal Wedding celebrations and was £12 per metre, of which I used 1, but it was worth it because it tones in really well with the denim. This is my most expensive project to date ... Pattern is a Simplicity which I've had unused for about 10 years and am now wondering why I left it so long! Will definitely do it again.

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Comment by Judy Roberson on May 1, 2011 at 3:02pm
Diane, I just love your denim jacket.. oh how pretty... Can't wait to see the dress with it.. Know its going to be pretty too.. Look great.
Comment by Jen on May 1, 2011 at 5:35pm
This is a great jacket - very interesting to see how well denim looks in a regular style of jacket rather than the usual 'jeans jacket'.
Comment by Lisette Opishinski on May 1, 2011 at 7:07pm
I like it! I'm not much of a denim jacket person, but it is really snappy done up in a blazer style.
Comment by Cathe on May 1, 2011 at 7:08pm
Diane, this is so well worth the price! It's a great jacket with so much detail and thought put into it. You'll get tons of wear out of it for sure. I'm so impressed and inspired. I'm not sure I would dare do a pattern like this but maybe over time and with additional experience! Thank you for sharing. I really look forward to seeing the accompany piece! So well done!
Comment by charlotte tilley on May 2, 2011 at 3:20am
very patriotic - I am so looking forward to seeing you wearing this in less that 2 weeks (eep!)... I still hope you will wear the matching bloomers x
Comment by Meg the Grand on May 2, 2011 at 9:53am

What a fabulous jacket!  I love the cuffs and how sharp the denim looks as a blazer!  I think it is a most perfect outfit for the meet up :)

Comment by margueritedesigns on May 2, 2011 at 12:17pm
Once again, thanks everyone!  I do think this is going to be a really useful addition to my wardrobe - will go with everything, dressed up or down.  The jacket did go together really easily - there aren't many pattern pieces.  It was just all the finishing details inside that took a long time ... 
Comment by margueritedesigns on May 3, 2011 at 6:10am
Aw, we'll have to make sure and take plenty of photos and do a proper report so everyone can join in ...
Comment by Cathe on May 3, 2011 at 6:25pm
Yes please, we need photos so we can relive your outing. We also want commentary! So looking forward to seeing everything!

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