Friday, January 21, 2011

shawl collar jacket

I made many changes to the original Coats & Clark pattern. I love how it turned out, loose and boxy, with lots of ease, room to cuddle up on windy winter days.

After the collar was sewn to the neckline, the seam was bulky and unsightly. Satin ribbon was hand sewn to cover the seam making the seam beautiful to the touch. A long coil of i-cord and satin ribbon closes the sweater with small snaps. It's a lot prettier than button closures!