I am so lucky that the only casualty to COVID-19 for me is garments I intended to make for a holiday. So far, that is, and long may it last. And for your family and friends too, dear readers. Keep safe everyone!
I do feel a bit weird to be posting about sewing when there are many more important issues.
I’m guessing you will forgive me. If you follow this blog, you probably won’t mind a bit of sewing trivia against a backdrop of uncertainty, working from home and self isolation.
I made a Sienna Makers Jacket out of gorgeous cotton twill from The Fabric Store.
It was intended to be my hero piece for a trip to Venice at Easter to celebrate a wedding anniversary.
Perhaps next Easter?
This pattern has lots of lovely details already built in and plenty of opportunities to add your own.
I added bias binding to finish the edge of the facings and the hems and did a sort of double flat felled seam down the centre back.
I love the apple green background of this fabric. It’s almost reversible.
My slit for the belt was not well executed. And I’m okay with it. Perfectly imperfect.
The D rings for the belt went in wrong too. Another perfectly imperfect detail!
I had some diamanté D rings in the stash and. after some agonising, decided they’d be okay. And then installed them with the ‘jewels’ to the wrong side anyway. *eyeroll*
This pattern has so many pockets, including an internal one that I think will be just right for my passport.
Perfect for traveling. Some time in the future I hope to test that statement!
I made this in a straight size 12 and exactly as per the instructions, except for the breast pocket- I use 5/8 inch ‘seams’ ( ‘turn-unders’) instead of 1/2 inch because I didn’t read the instructions.
I love it. Great pattern. Great fabric, Gorgeous colours.