My fabric pile and patterns to sew this fall is stacked very high and seems to be growing!
This past week, I went to work on this lovely Mood Fabrics' Cranberry and Blue Wool Brocade which is a wonderful brocade and fabulous to work with. I think either side of the fabric would work for a garment, this side in picture shows more cranberry, I used the other side which shows more blue.
and had every intention of sewing it up into a blazer, Simplicity 2250 to be exact.
Well, I am not sure what I did but after setting in the sleeves I tried on this jacket and I could not move my arms. It was a wonder I could get the jacket off! I am not sure what I did wrong but the jacket does fit I have made it twice before.
The fabric is just so wonderful and I had plans for the rest of the yardage I had left, so no sleeve re-do was in the plans. Instead I did some searching on Pinterest and decided a sleeveless blazer would be fine (I know it is a vest). The only think I wasn't sure was this pattern doesn't have lapels but it was worth a shot.
I took off the sleeves, deepened the armhole and bound the armholes with bias binding, which is how the entire outer edge of the jacket is finished.
I am still debating if I love the look, I need to spend some time thinking about the styling.
- tighten the belt
- overlap the fronts
- longer necklace
- blouse or t-shirt?
- white shirt or stay with navy or denim?
What are your thoughts on this look? Can you help me look more "put together" Is it a piece I should keep?
I did not line this but finished the seams with a Hong Kong seam finish
Now to see what I did with the rest of the yardage and one more garment, head over to Mood Sewing Network, it is something I really like.
Note - the post at Mood Sewing Network will be up mid-morning.