Monday, April 1, 2013

A Jacket to Start the "Sew Your Own Wardrobe For a Year" Challenge

Today is the start of the Sew Your Own Wardrobe For a Year challenge (Well actually, it started here, Downunder, yesterday!) - Check out the sidebar for the link. So, it's time to get cracking and get that wardrobe underway.

I've started to make this jacket to co-ordinate with the skirts from the previous post, plus a couple of other items already in the wardrobe.

This KS jacket is unlined, however, I'm going to line mine.

I've chosen a cool wool fabric (perfectly suited to our milder winters here in Sydney), lined with some black satin I already had in the stash. I've fused interfacing to the entire jacket to give it extra stability and a bit of body. So far, I've constructed the main jacket and lining and am about to set in the sleeves.

Being narrow in the upper chest, there is still a bit of excess fabric in that area that needs to be removed before the sleeves can be set properly.

I'm really liking the design, especially the panelling detail on the back which extends around to the front.

With autumn well and trully here, the jacket will come in very handy.

Bye for now


SarahLizSewStyle said...

Hi Janine - yes, a great opportunity to sew down the stash. The jacket is looking great. I haven't made many Kwik Sew patterns up , so will be interested in how you go.

Judith said...

Love the back detail - you will get plenty of wear out of a jacket like this. I also kicked off the Wardrobe Challenge with you yesterday. Off to have a peek around your blog...J