The “Jazz Saxtastic” Ensemble
Fabric: White Pique, Striped Lightweight Double Knit and Dark Blue Linen Blend
Pattern: Simplicity Cynthia Rowley 2443
Notions: Thread, Lightweight Fusible Interfacing for Knits & Cottons, Zipper and Ribbon
Time to Complete: 23 Hours
First worn: For Photos
Wear again? Absolutely.
Total Price: $41 – Fabric was $25, Notions were $16
Two years old imitating my father who was a Jazz musician.
This Be-Bop ensemble was so cool it couldn’t wait to get (swinging) sewing.
Unable to find vertical striped fabric, I came across the right color palette in horizontal. I liked the narrow stripes but it was a challenge to line up. The armholes and collar was a separate piece from the bodice and called for interfacing, so I was hoping the interfacing would give enough structure to prevent the fabric from stretching vertically.
The Jacket fabric was Pique cotton, something I had not work with before. It feels like Raffia and needs to be iron softly to keep the fabric texture. I edited the jackets pattern and just added an accent white ribbon with a navy stitched edge and I had to serged the Pique Cotton because it unravels everywhere.