Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jacket in Progress

Jacket in progress

Well, there it is. In all of its giant yellow flowery glory. It is sunny, which is what I had wanted. It seemed shockingly so when it was coming together, but I pressed on. It was exciting to try on and I have to admit I think it is pretty much what I envisioned. EJ thinks that it is beautiful. Knowing her current sense of style, this doesn't really give me much confidence in my own taste.

The pattern has been pretty easy to follow so far, for someone who falls into a category between beginner and intermediate seamstress. I have been stumped along the way... like why the front and sides are not the same length. But I figured it out after some thinking and trust in the instructions.

I had some dark green lining, but I think I need something lighter. Back to the fabric store. I just wish I could have a natural fiber lining, that was still slippery enough to act as a lining. The poly linings are kinda meh. Any suggestions to alternatives that are readily available? And while I am asking questions... honest opinions on the bold fabric? hehehe


  1. It's looking good - not too big of a print! If you don't like the poly linings, I'd probably forget the idea of a slippery lining on this one and just go with cotton - especially if you think you'll often be wearing short sleeves it won't matter so much. I guess you could try silk, but it will be pricey and not sure how easy to find locally in the weight and color you want.

  2. looking great! I like the big flowers!

  3. I think it looks wonderful and just as I had envisioned it, too! :-)

  4. GREAT job! No issues with the bold pattern, it looks perfect! Can't WAIT to see it on you!

    As for the lining, Jen's suggestion of silk for a natural fiber makes sense to me. Maybe try the Fabric Shop/Store in Mt. Lebo for silk?

  5. I am not sure how much you want to spend but a cotton sateen would be somewhat slippery and yet cotton.

    www.marthapullen.com I know for certain sells some.