What do you think of this new template? I'd like to have another one but for the life of me, I can't get it to download. So, when there's more time, I'm going to be transferring HTML over to the Layout. Meanwhile...
I've traced the jacket- no pictures necessary at this point. Although, the instructions recommend 5 cm seam allowances. I prefer my good ol' 5/8" so everywhere in the pattern it calls for turning under 5 cm, substitute the 5/8". I'll show you more as it takes place.
A question for those who are interested and following, do you want a video or just a bunch of pictures with information? I can't see myself doing a very good video so don't expect Hollywood.
A few changes in store for this jacket-
1) No hoodie- everyone knows I love hoodies but I want something a little more safari-ish and less hoodie-ish. (yes, I've been known to make up words)
2) The instructions recommend batting, split thickness, to line the coat. I will not be doing this and am thinking of using cotton flannel instead or nothing at all.
3) Snaps- the jury is out, snaps or no snaps, buttons or rivets. We'll see as it comes together.
This is rated 3.5 stars (4 max) for difficulty. The fabric was $1.95/yd so I'm not concerned if it ends up in the trash- nothing gained, nothing lost. If it is a success, I'm going to be wearing the best $5-ish jacket I've ever made.
On top of this, I'm crazy for planning a Spring/Summer wardrobe and lots of contracting work out of the area and starting a new business. Maybe I should be making this in white so they can carry me away when it's all over.