Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Taktsang - Itch to Stich Book - Sew Beautiful

Kennis Wong, pattern designer  extraordinaire and author of a new book.  This jacket is part of this book.

I was so excited when Kennis sent me this book, Sew Beautiful, which I wrote an endorsement.

I knew right away I wanted to make the Taktsang jacket and had the perfect fabric from Style Maker Fabrics.  My fabric is from last year and I had just been waiting for the perfect pattern.  The Taktsang was that perfect pattern.

The Taktsang is a quick make, the sleeves are grown on.  A facing, hem and the belt, wow, finished all way.

I lengthened the jacket and sleeves by one inch and made a size 8.   This jacket is so quick to make and the self belt is perfect addition.  I do want to find a leather or leather-like belt for this look, too.

The shape of this jacket is so amazing, I wanted to try it opened.  The belt was tied in the back and the front left open.  This is my favorite way to wear it.