Denim shacket will go with everything

Yay! I finally finished my second Shoalhaven Shacket by Muna and Broad and I love it!

12.5oz all-cotton denim

This is 12.5oz, 100% cotton denim and was lovely to work with. However, some of the top-stitching was challenging through all those layers. My previous Shoalhaven was wool and that fabric was a little easier to manage – the denim weighs more and you have to do a fair bit of hauling it around the machine to top-stitch.

Set up old machine for top-stitching

I am lucky enough to still have my old machine, so I set it up for the top-stitching and that worked really well. This thread is a green-gold colour which I prefer to the bright yellow. I used an almost identical colour normal thread for the buttonholes.

Hong Kong binding

For this version I did not Hong Kong bind all the sleeve seams, to reduce bulk and make top-stitching easier. But I serged/overlocked the raw edges before sewing the seams together, then ironed them open (instead of to one side).

Zip welt pockets

I added zip welt pockets where I used jeans zips. You can see my post about this type of pocket here:

I think this shacket will go with nearly everything in my wardrobe.
I ordered buttons about six weeks ago, but they haven’t arrived yet. I then ordered them somewhere else, but they’re not here yet either. They’ll probably all turn up together!
The lovely quality denim came from as did the cotton lawn I used for the lining and binding.

Underneath, I’m wearing an LB Pullover from Paper Theory in boiled wool (also from Quilt Yarn Stitch); and a Style Arc Sorrento skirt in fabric from (bought and skirt made some time ago).

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