Last Updated: 07-16-2013
The skirt is a pleated skirt. I used a suiting fabric for it... not the best choice but it was the only pattern that was similar to the uniform's skirt pattern at the time.
I remade the jacket. GOSH. Because I kept messing up and forgetting small details, it took me 7+ hours to get me where my new jacket is today. And I'm still not completely satisfied with it. AS usual, the jacket has a certain order to go through or else it would be pretty much chaos if planning wasn't thought through.
First had the front and back panels of a jacket pattern cut out. Then with the front panel I made a tiny cut to mark where the dull green on the front part of the jacket would be placed. I also did my pockets first here. It wasn't a side pocket so it was an interesting experience to figure out how to do it (and probably this is the incorrect way to do it, oh well). I folded the front panel in half so when I mark/cut my pocket place, it would end up exactly on the other side of the jacket. And then I just pretty much made a slanted cut about 5 inches I believe, just enough to fit my hand in. Then I used a rather stiff interface and sewed the dull green fabric I had around it. Sewed all three sides except for the top (so that my hands can go into the pockets) thus hiding my wonderful sewing flaws of the pockets. It worked out well. This took me 1+ hour to do.
Then I sewed the dull green design on the front as well, sewing it where my cutting had indicated before hand. Then I sewed the back and front together. Sewing the sleeves onto the front and back. BEFORE closing the deal (aka sewing the sleeve, back, and front together), I sew the bias tape all the way from the arm to the shoulders. Then as I like to say it, I sealed it allllllll. (THIS was how I did it the first time, the second time I forget and had to add them much later at the end, which was annoying, so this part is very, very important)
And then the rest should be pretty much self-explanatory. Just add on the correct length for the turtleneck and make sure to measure how long your zipper is before you do more add-ons to the bottom of your jacket and your neck.
It doesn't seem complicated, but can be really time-consuming if you get the ordering of the sewing wrong.
The new ones are not made yet, but I just got a button kit (for to make your own fabric buttons) and a couple of different sizes and will just pretty much end up painting them and sewing them into place. THAT or use my own pins for the buttons.
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