In October I experienced some computer issues that kept me from being able to put photos on my blog. Also, access to my laptop has become more limited as my high schoolers need to use it for some of their schoolwork. That, combined with overwhelmed feelings on my part, led to an unplanned blog hiatus. And like with most things, once you get out of the habit, it's hard to start back again.
However, I did continue to sew a little. I love the title of Barbara's blog, sewing on the edge, because it conveys what is probably the reality for most people -- I fit sewing (or any other creative endeavor) around the edges of my days, in spare moments here and there. So, back in late September/early October, in the midst of everything else, I made this waterfall jacket (I think that's what you call it, anyway).
I have Lynne of Wonderfully Made to thank for it. She made this beautiful version and then had a give away of the pattern (it's now out of print) and I won!!!
It's lined with wipe-off fabric and would make a fantastic cosmetics pouch, but right now I am using it as my camera bag, which I needed more. I love it -- thank you so much, Lynne!
Golden D'or back in February. I have a brown knit jacket made of similar material so I hoped this would work, even though the recommended fabrics were fleece (!) and suedecloth.
I cut my usual 14 in the shoulders and added a little to the side seams. Now there are some things I wish I'd done differently. I think I should have gone down a size to accommodate my more stretchy fabric. The cotton interlock is a little too floppy. I ended up top-stitching around the edges of the entire jacket to give the seams a little more structure. I did not use knit stay tape on the seams, and I really wish I had. But, it is very comfortable and I love the color. A tab adds interest across the back:
And one more sort of goofy view of me, however you can see the jacket pretty good. The sleeves are long, but I usually wear them pushed up.
It is wonderful to be inspired and encouraged by friends on line. I have "met" so many generous, nice people, and Lynne is one. Finally, Lynne, I have finished my jacket! Thank you so much!