Garment sewing experiment of the week: I wanted to test out a pattern using french terry, a soft knit, lighter than a sweatshirt, heavier than a tee shirt. I used my Simplicity Lisette 2209 jacket pattern to great success. The collar sewing was a tad bulky, and ripping stitches out of this soft, stretchy fabric is a beast, but it worked nonetheless, and now I have a comfortable, lounge-able, but still quite cute, light-weight jacket. I altered the pattern slightly to achieve full-length sleeves, since I find three-quarter sleeves a bit of a waste of time up here in the north. If it’s cold enough to wear a jacket, it’s cold enough to cover your forearms. I also finally landed on an accurate garment size! All I needed to do was ignore the pattern instructions on body measurements, and only pay attention to the finished garment specs. Simplicity assumes I want 4+ inches of “ease”, i.e. clothes that fit like a flour sack. What a pleasure to sew something that fits the first time around! It’s still a bit chilly here in Vermont, but I am looking forward to Passport Jacket time of year.
Also, here’s a sneak peek at my current work in progress- a nautical dress for an upcoming weekend on Cape Cod. Too bad I ran out of interfacing and the skirt will have to wait. Thar she blows!