The “Don’t Fence Me In” Jacket
Fabric: Printed Cotton
Pattern: Simplicity 2478 View F
Notions: Thread from Stash
Time to Complete: 4 Hours
First worn: For Photos
Wear again? Yes – Times Sq. Skyscraper Dress
Total Price: $6
Family, you just can’t escape them ;) I took my inspiration from this family photo. My Aunt was getting married and this was our family shot. My Mom in her Dashiki Dress and Dad in his Navy Suit. That’s me in the purple jumpsuit. I’m not into the jumpsuits these days, so I thought I go with a “Bold Graphic Navy Print”.
There was barely 1 3/4 yards of fabric but it worked perfect for this pattern. Printed Dark Navy on one side, the other side is white and gives a nice finish illusion to the jacket. The pleats all around the edging took some time but I love the soft feminine feel it gives around the face. I used my rolled hem foot again, that sucker is really coming in handy. This jacket will be a staple for Spring, already wore it again to work, paired with the “Times Square Skyscraper” Dress made for the “City” Challenge. I’m starting to learn about combining pieces I’ve sewn to expand my wardrobe.