A BIG thank you to every fashion sewing blog reader who took the time to vote in our latest sew-along poll.
We pitted two lightweight, easy to make, summer jackets against each other, and the victor, and next sew-along sewing project, with more than half the votes is – the Butterick (See and Sew) B5550 jacket.
Well done to everybody who voted for this great little sewing pattern and no matter your choice, I do hope you’ll join me in our sew-along next week.
So, before we start, let’s look at what we’re going to need to complete our sew-along!
Sew-Along – A Checklist for the See and Sew B5550 Jacket
The first (and most important) item we are going to need, is of course, the sewing pattern itself.
I bought the See and Sew B5550 jacket sewing pattern from a local fabric and fashion sewing stockist, so if you’re lucky enough to live near to a similar type of store, there shouldn’t be a problem in purchasing it.
The See and Sew B5550 jacket can also be bought online, worldwide from many sewing pattern websites.
I’ve supplied you with the link direct to the Butterick site, click – The See and Sew B5550 jacket sewing pattern.
Sew-Along – A Checklist for the See and Sew B5550 Jacket – Description
The See and Sew B5550 jacket sew-along has two design variations.
Both however are semi-fitted, hip length and unlined. Both have two piece raglan sleeves, notched necklines and are top stitched.
Design A has short sleeves with pleated lower edge.
Design B has three quarter length sleeves with stitched hems.
During our sew-along, I have decided to make design A but you can still join in if you decide to make design B instead!
Sew-Along – A Checklist for the See and Sew B5550 Jacket – Fabrics
The recommended fabric types for this particular sew-along are -
Remember, if you’re using a patterned fashion fabric, to allow for extra yardage upon purchase.
I will be using a pique fabric (a firm medium weight fabric with a raised surface) during the sew-along. I’ve supplied you with a photo of my fabric below as a point of reference -
Sew-Along – A Checklist for the See and Sew B5550 Jacket – Notions
To be honest, there aren’t many notions to talk about with regards to this particular sewing project. It really is that simple to make!
What you will need is the following -
Sewing machine needle (optional) if you’re running low.
During this sew-along I’ve decided to use bias binding on the seams. As the jacket is unlined, I feel bias binding will add a professional finish and give a more luxurious feel to the finished product.
Its use is of course optional, but if you do decide to use bias binding, then you’ll need around 6 – 8 meters.
And that, as they say, is that!
So get shopping and I look forward to seeing you next week at our sew-along.
Ready now? Click – Sew-Along – The See and Sew B5550 Jacket
In the mean time, if you have any questions, then please feel free to contact me.
Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea