Ack, I keep getting behind on my posts! But I guess that sewing faster than you can blog is kind of a nice problem to have…:P I’ve actually been putting this particular project off for quite some time – I bought the pattern for the Sewaholic Cordova Jacket several months ago and then proceeded to think about it and allow the intimidation of never having sewn a jacket before set in. I eventually bought fabric for a “wearable muslin,” and then let that sit around for a good several weeks while I flew through the instant-gratification of sewing knit dresses.
I had good reasons to be scared of this project (or so I thought!) – it’s labeled “intermediate,” it’s fitted and not a knit, which meant I would actually have to pay attention to how it fits, and, let’s face it, fully-lined, tailored jackets seem like a pretty big deal to those who have never sewn them. So those are my excuses.
But here is my finished product:
Jacket: handmade “Cordova Jacket” by Sewaholic, Top: Banana Republic, Skirt: Anthropologie, Tights: fleece tights from Saver’s, Boots: Clark’s
I love the result! Now I wish I hadn’t waited so long to make It! More pics:
Of course, no triumph is complete without a little tragedy….after proudly wearing this beauty to work two days in a row, I discovered that the back lining is beginning to shred at the seam :'(:
So I’m giving myself a few days to mourn (and research jacket linings!), and then I plan to replace the lining with something higher quality. I was going for cheap since this was originally going to be a muslin….serves me right for buying cheap fabric!! Lesson learned…the hard way…