Can I make a jacket in three days?
June is drawing closer, and I still don´t have an appropriate me-made jacket for unreliable scandinavian summers. One of the first things I´ll be doing this June is to visit my parents in law up north in the country. All though it´s supposed to be beautiful there this time of year, with long days and short nights (Sun set at 22.30 and rise at 03.00), I suspect that the evenings might be chilly. If the weather is nice we are going for a boat ride as well, and then a windproof jacket will be necessary!
So here is my plan. I have this pattern:
There are 8 pieces to this pattern, so it should be fairly easy to put together. I´m using a red, white and blue color combo for a nautical feel.
This is my design idea.
Apart from cutting out the pattern pieces and stitch together the whole darn thing, I have to grade the pattern as well. Though the upper bust measurement is correct for this pattern, the waist and hip measurements are way off.
So, do you think I can do it? I´ll check back with you a couple of times in the next few days to tell you how I´m doing. Now – off to the sewing (aka dining room) table!
I love this pattern and your design idea. Hope the grading and sewing goes well!
I love time-challenges!! I’m in your corner, I think you can do it and the finished jacket will look utterly, completely chic. Can a windbreaker be chic? Damn right. 🙂
I like your plan, and the fact that the jacket only has eight pieces makes it seem do-able. Good luck!
Oh, is that a newn blog design I see? Very pretty, I like that you’re showing off your sketches! Good luck with the jacket! I’m sure you can do it but, as always when sewing with a deadline, remember to take breaks! 🙂
How exciting! Grading, ?strange fabric and a vintage pattern. I love the sense of challenge. You can do it! Look forward to seeing the end result!!
That will be really cute! Good luck!
YAY!!! Fabulous challenge! Can’t wait to see the finished jacket!!