One of my 2018 goals was to sew a jacket with structure and a lining. I have made a couple of jackets out of knits, and one lined cape. This one was a case of learning one seam at a time.
In my work life, there is a single constant – professional garb. Trousers, button-down shirts, and jackets have been my wardrobe staples. But times have changed – workplaces are more casual. More than that, I’m learning what I want to wear and it isn’t what’s in my closet. So it’s time to work on workwear.
If you’ve read my blog in the past you know that I don’t like doing FBAs because I am too impatient to do all that tracing, cutting, taping. It seems like each Indie pattern designer has their own design sense, so while perusing patterns I finally took a serious look at Cashmerette and did some shopping.
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve somehow managed to acquire a lot of fabric. First there was a trip home to Canada, then I attended the annual conference for the American Sewing Guild, and finally, I was tempted by Fabric Mart Fabrics.
Third time around for this pattern. Am I a glutton for punishment?
Sometimes it’s supremely satisfying to sit down at the sewing machine for an hour or two and walk away with a finished project. This is a fun little project – it ain’t couture!
Lately, when I’ve looked through my wardrobe I’ve been bored with everything I own. There are a couple of things I like, but most of my clothes are either very simple and basic, or they don’t fit. The ‘don’t fit’ piece can eventually be remedied, but it’s faster to make something new. So for the next couple of months, I’m focusing on work wear or more polished weekend wear.