Wow! I actually got so much sewing done in January. I just wasn’t able to get photos of my garments until this weekend. The polar vortex has put the kibosh on outdoor pictures, especially in Minnesota. Plus, we are still dealing with limited hours of daylight, so by the time I get home, the lighting is just horrible.
So on with it – This is actually my only non-UFO item that I completed in January. I had been eying this pattern for a while, looking for the perfect fabric online. I wasn’t finding much in the color palette or the price range I wanted.
Over my lunch hour one day, I was wondering around JoAnn Fabrics and noticed that their Simple Luxury Collection was 60% off. AND I had a coupon for another 25% off my entire purchase! I spied this off-white wool blend boucle knit (regular price $39.99 / yard) and knew that it would be a great fit.
The fabric was wonderful to work with Since it was a knit, it was not going to fray, but I wanted the inside to look "finished." So, I finished all the seam allowances with a hong kong finish. I didn't have quite the right color for the binding, but I found a cream on cream calico in my stash that the reverse matched quite well.
The only change I made to the pattern was to eliminate the seconf row of "frills" from the collar. I had them on originally, but found that the fabric was a little to thick to accommodate 2 frills. You can see the jacket with 2 frills attached in the picture below. Too much, right?
And here I am modeling the final product. I have worn it twice already. I love that I can wear it casually with jeans or dress it up with a skirt.
One great thing about this pattern was that there were actually 3 different options:
Lastly, since I am tracking how much I spend on my sewing projects during 2014, here are the details of this project:
Fabric $29.99 2.5 yards @ $11.99, JoAnn Fabrics
Pattern 5.99 BurdaStyle.com 01/2012 #106
Already in stash:
Cotton calico for binding
Total cost for this project: $35.98