Saturday, October 31, 2015

Selfish Sewing: The Marmalade Jacket

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Wow, I have really been neglecting my blog but on the plus side, we have really been enjoying life! P & J are both in school all day now which means, I have the whole day to myself. Therefore, I sew for myself! Yup, I am sewing some things for me. I hardly ever sew for myself but I rarely find something tempting at the store that fits.

This month, I made The Marmalade Jacket by Waffle Patterns. I am in love with it too. It doesn't really get cold here on the south coast of Oregon but we are in a perpetual state of sweater weather. Most of my sweaters are super bulky and in neutral colors such as black. I have a lot of black sweaters and jackets.

I made my jacket out of teal thin wale corduroy and lined it (it's fully lined) with Art Gallery Fabrics "Carnaby Street." It will be by go-to jacket for most everything that doesn't require black. So, everything.

I am pretty proud of myself and feeling a lot of relief that I have a jacket in a color that is not "good old reliable" black. Seriously, I need a closet intervention. Yoga pants and black sweaters as far as the eye can see.... The most intimidating part is the snaps and making sure they line up. However, this is not a pattern for a beginner. You need some serious sewing skills here and I am not bragging. Sleeves and collars are not for the faint of heart. Lucky for you, beginners and sewists of all levels, Go To Patterns as a huge assortment of patterns available to stitch up for yourself or your children, or for a special person you need to gift..... just click here. *affiliate link*