- A JACKET PATTERN! YES! Specifically, Vogue 8926
- Linen / Rayon Blend Yardage in a creamy white
- Slate Blue/Gray double fold bias tape, MADE BY MORGAN!
- Matching cotton / silk thread
- A wonderful handwritten note :)
I made View B of the pattern, which features a bias tape edge all around, loose wrap front with tie belt to cinch at the waist, and sleeves that are somewhat angled (not quite raglan, but not quite regular, is there a term for that?) with a dart at the top!
Would you like to see it???
WHOOMP!! THERE IT IS!!
This pattern is marked Very Easy Vogue, and I would agree with that, since there are no zippers or buttons but BOY HOWDY the pivoting! Now I have only had to pivot a few times before - on another shawl style jacket that is still in the UFO pile, and on my Victory Ava peplum top (still not happy with that neckline). Suffice to say, pivoting has surpassed bias binding as my ultimate sewing nemesis. And this pattern has three pivot points! One on the collar, and two where the sleeves (with a dart) meet the shoulder seam. This was such a frustrating task - I even went to Instagram to ask for help. Eventually (third attempt? fourth?) I pinned the heck out of it and stitched at snail speed and it turned out okay, but I am not interested in doing something like that again for a long, looooong time :P
|Here they are tied behind me like a tail, but I probably shouldn't walk around like that ;)|
|So fresh and so clean, clean...|
Overall I am SUPER DUPER happy with this jacket! It will be a wardrobe essential this summer and it is just so exciting to have something I made, designed by a sewing friend!!!
To see what I bossy bossed Morgan to do, check out her blog post at Crab & Bee (hint hint ;)
And out of complete and total honesty, at some point in the process of making this jacket, I couldn't help but think it reminded just a little bit of....
|NAME THAT MOVIE ;)|