Sunday, November 3, 2013

Make a Garment a Month Challenge: November Plans

I have tons of plans in my head but the garment I'm focusing on for the challenge is this collarless jacket from Simplicity 1699, a 'Sew Stylish' pattern.

I'm going to use this cotton/rayon blend plaid from Fabric Mart, scored for the low, low price of $4/yd! :)

The part on the right shows the color the best

But this photo shows the pattern

I have several plaids that are a little bold for pants but that would make great jackets and blazers. I figured this pattern would be good to cut my teeth on because it doesn't have too many seams. Bonus --  this jacket uses less than 1 1/2 yards of fabric. I will have a whole yard left!!! Pencil skirt?

Now, what color lining should I use??

I'm not sure if I'm going to do the trim but am thinking I might take the risk and make welt pockets. Eek! :) I hope to get a muslin done in the next week!!


  1. Gorgeous jacket - can't wait to see it made - fun watching you all go into your Fall sewing :-). I'll post this in the next update.

    I know you'll also have a lot of other sewing plans :) You must be getting a really nice wardrobe by now :)

  2. Thanks SarahLiz! I agree, when I am reading a blog and the mention of "summer", I pause and remind myself. I am pretty grateful for this blogging community though and how far and wide we reach!

    I am definitely working on it! :)

  3. THis jacket will be fantastic, Love the fabric you chose.. Happy sewing.

  4. This will be such a pretty jacket and can be worn with lots and lots of clothing. Cool choice!

  5. Thanks Judy and Mary! :) I can't wait to see it come together myself!

  6. I love this pattern -- I want to make everything in it -- well, except maybe for the pants... Can't wait to see how your jacket turns out!


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