I’m still coughing, but not nearly as much. So I’m starting to think about sewing again. I think panties sound like a perfect just-starting-to-feel-better project. An order with some lovely cotton spandex just arrived from Bra-Makers Supply. Perfect.
While I’m not sure if I’m feeling up to sewing anything more complicated than a pair of panties, I’m planning some future projects.
A few months back I bought some lovely material. It was on sale, not at all what I was looking for when I was in the fabric store, but there was no way I was going to pass it up. It was with all the other denims, but I’m not sure that it is denim. It’s Cotton with a bit of stretch, and has a bit of a waffle texture to it.
I love it. It’s a nice medium weight and will make a lovely spring jacket. So, now to decide on a pattern.
There are a couple so sewing boards I follow, and on one a really nice jacket from Grainline Studio came up.
This image is taken from Grainline’s web site, and the link is connected to the photo. Clicking on it should take you right to their write-up about the Morris blazer. I love the lines of this, but something about those lines looked familiar to me.
I knew what it was. I’d recently bought The Magic Pattern Book by Amy Barickman and it reminded me of one of the pattern in there. Here’s a photo from the book of The Dorothy Jacket.
I know the collars aren’t identical, but there’s a similarity there. Seeing as I already have a similar pattern, I decided not to buy the Morris Blazer pattern.
I also decided not to use The Dorothy Jacket. I have a confession. I’ve come to realize I don’t love PDF patterns. Well, I do love that I can have instant access to a pattern. That part is great! I don’t love all the work that goes into making a garment before I even start to make the garment. I don’t love taping it all together – and it’s bulky to store afterwards. I’d even started tracing over the taped-together pattern to trace a less bulky pattern to use – and it’s all just too much work when sewing is what I want to do. I’ve decided PDF patterns are not my thing.
So, again, with all that taping ahead of me, The Dorothy, and most of the other patterns in The Magic Pattern Book will just be for inspiration at this point.
What was I going to use to make a jacket? Back to my pattern stash. I had a pattern from McCall’s that I’d bought when ClubBMV had a sale. McCall’s 6516.
I’m leaning towards view D right now. Again, it has some similar lines to the other two patterns. A draped front with relaxed lines. Let’s hope this week sees me cough free and feeling myself again.