For this installment of #projectsewit I decided to make the Vintage Sean Jacket by Burda. My wonderful friend Mie from Sewing like Mad got me the pattern as a gift, does she know my style or what! It's part of their 1960's vintage collection- it has a cocoon shape which I love and some wide sleeves.
I did bring a few modifications to the pattern: I made the smallest size, although according to my measurements I should have made the Large. I then lengthened the body and the sleeves a little, as I am 20cm taller than their recommended size. Next I omitted the lining and instead finished the facing and hem with some bias. I want the coat to be more like a cardigan, something I could wear everyday. I also added large patch pockets instead of the suggested welt pockets, by sheer laziness and I like the more casual look in the end anyways. Finally, I only put one snap at the top- I ran out of time! Umm yeah I finished sewing it 20 minutes before I had to pick my kids up from school yesterday, which I had to take photos before the sun came down! Nothing like the last minute!!! And thank goodness for the extra day this year.
I used a fuzzy mohair wool from Mood for the main fabric. It's a little on the itchy side and should have probably lined it, but it's nothing I can't handle. I will most probably be wearing over sweaters anyways. The bias is a navy silky fabric with white stars, probably polyester, that I got from my local fabric shop. It's what I used for the backdrop too.
I also made another t-shirt, which only needed hemming and is the same as as my last months post. You can read all details for it HERE.
I did run out of fabric, and so decided to colour block the back and made it a little less flare. Also, I choose 3/4 sleeves this time. I really need to make more of these as they are simply the best.
Let's have a look at all the wonderfull projects everyone in the FB group have been making. It's such a great group of ladies, so encouraging and motivating. Seriously, I wouldn't have done any of this if it weren't for this challenge. It's not to late to join, you can read more about it HERE if you like. Click on the photos below to go to the blogposts- thanks!
I have even bigger plans for March! I am actually a little nervous. See you then!