Fortunately, I'm still receiving the BWOF magazine and August has a few things I'm considering making. I don't know which to make with a lightweight wool twill I have in my stash but it is a toss-up between these two jackets. (Photos are technical drawings from www.burdafashion.com)
The first jacket is much more structured and definitely something I would wear-probably for many years to come.
This caplet is totally different for me and at first, I thought it was ugly. Now it has grown on me. I don't know how long I'd wear this style but it's different. I wonder if my wardrobe needs something different?!
I'm planning projects for my MIA Juki. It still hasn't arrived but I will have a few items ready to sew when (if) it ever gets here. For the fall, I'm planning on making a trench coat from stash fabric I got last year. Recently I won muslin from Lindsey T. Sews that she says is good for a muslin fitting for jackets. I'm hoping this makes my trench coat timeless so I can later make a raincoat. Since she's such a wonderful sewist (is that PC?) I figure it will rub off on my sewing!
Snoop shopping at Nordstrom gave me the idea to use a running stitch for accents on the jacket if I make the one with the interesting lapels. There were so many cute things there but I kept telling myself, "I can make that for so much less." Well, most of those projects will never be made.