Since my last post I have been hard at work with my Sew for Victory preparations.
In an older post I mentioned briefly wanting to make a 40s cropped lumber jacket to go with my pleated corduroy skirt (amongst other things).
Last year Tasha made this lovely jacket for the Victory-challenge, and ever since I have been looking for a nice pattern for a similar jacket. Original patterns seems hard to come by in a "normal" bust size, so when I found a downloadable copy version I thought it would be ok.
|The offending pattern..|
When my printer started spitting out the pages, I immediately felt a tad turned off by it's wonky hand drawn lines and inaccurate markings. Taping the sheets together took most of last Saturday evening, and a considerable amount of foul language. When I finally had the thing taped up to the best of my ability, I found a gauge square in the sewing instructions, and instead of being 10x10cm it was 9,3x9,3cm. So it meant the jacket was NOT my size after all. I was in no mood to grade up the whole thing and draft the pattern from scratch. Instead I clawed down a note to the Etsy seller, and tossed the pattern in my "angry pile".
I am still unsure if I will muster the courage to work with the pattern for the sew-along, so I ordered the Sailor girl playsuit pattern from Wearing History as a back up. Since last summer I have wanted to make a playsuit and after dabbling with it in my mind, I feel maybe this is the time to make it.
Although I absolutely adore the traditional nautical version of white and navy, I think I will do it with a twist.
The pattern consists of three separate pieces (shirt, shorts and skirt), so it perfect for mix and match in your wardrobe. Lets just say that the inspiration from the sea is still very much present......!
|Aren't they awesome??!!?|
Yes yes, I know they are "whimsy overload", but hey; there's been enough seriousness to last me the rest of the year! Beside; spring is here!!!!! Look!
|Yeeeeessss! NO snow!|