jacket - burda 02/2013/#102
couple weeks ago i made a list
of all the things i've been saying i'll sew one day
when i find time to do it
but never manage to find the time
some of those things are silly
like new ironing board cover
or oven mitts..
sure, i can buy me some oven mitts
but i have bunch of scraps that can be used to make them
so i don't buy them
and don't make them either, because - time!boring!
there's a lot of shit on the list,
and i'm pretty sure i'll never make all of those things
but writing them all down felt like a small victory
and also motivated me to actually find time
and make this jacket
ignoring the fact that it's wrong color, fabric and style for fall
as it's clearly a spring kind of a jacket
btw, who invents all those rules?
"wrong colors" for fall.. or "wrong colors" for redheads..
and this clearly is a "wrong color" for safari jacket
but, it's not that i'm going to wear it on an actual safari
and i guess 99.9% of peeps wearing
"proper" colored safari jackets won't wear them on a safari either..
there's no need for it to blend into an environment
so it might as well be bright pink
fabric is rayon of some sorts
bought it years ago, it was a remnant
(and was also labeled as 'linen')
i had to take a risk and cut the jacket in size 36
instead of my usual 38,
as i did not have enough fabric to make bigger size..
luckily, the risk payed off, and the jacket fits
it wasn't a complicated sewing project
but did take more time than i expected
as there was a lot of fiddly parts and topstitching involved
i'm super happy with the jacket
been wearing it constantly since it's finished
and plan on wearing it for as long as the weather permits..
also, i'm super happy that i have one item checked off the list!
probably should try making one of the less inspiring things next though
such as that new ironing board cover