Hello from the snow! guess what lovely ladies? In the 41 years I’ve inhabited this earth I have never felt snow. I know, I know, I’ve lived a sheltered life. Ha! but here I am standing in the thick of it! So, my photo’s for this week kinda look all the same because I was too wrapped up in my surroundings and my family to think about posing and what not. My gosh my little family and I had the best day ever toboggan heaven and snowball fights galore.
Here’s my plaid submission for this weeks challenge-made from Burda 7751, I do love a motorcycle jacket and I live in my leather one teaming it up with most of the garments I make however, don’t look too close, the two front panels don’t match up, arrrr! I didn’t notice until these photo’s and I’m okay with that, there’s no way I’m pulling this thing apart just to line them up either. I’m calling this one a spazz special. I cut this pattern out early in the week knowing it would be a bit of a challenge for me but once I have my mind set on something it’s hard to change it. I did all of the hard yards on my Friday night sewathon, dead tired from seeing The Beat the night before, I only had a couple of hours on the Saturday to get it finished. I had some errands to run, Fathers Day shopping to do and had to get things ready for our day trip to the snow. I felt like I was holding my breath all week and only started to breathe again when we hit the snow ahhhh… apart from that I love this jacket! I love the colour and the fact that the fabric was thrifted! that’s a win for me.
Don’t mind me, I’m just going to slot in this photo of the mist and these slender tree’s that I snapped as we twisted around the winding roads and through the forest, the view was spectacular and it was only an hours travel in the car from ours. Why haven’t we been to the snow earlier? We moved to Melbourne from Sydney three years ago and I guess we are still exploring. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
I find Burda Pattern instructions a bit naff to follow do you? I threw them out the window in the end and just used my initiative. I didn’t like how the sleeves were in two parts front and back with a seam running down the front middle, I would of preferred just one piece especially with this fabric. The pockets at the front are silly too. they only fit half of my hand in there, too small for my iphone even and all the fussing about putting the zips in etc to only have them be practically non functional. Meh! I’ve jotted down the things I dislike about this pattern for next time. I’m expecting my next attempt to be much better. I still want to make a belt for the bottom I think it will finish the jacket of nicely, I should also mention that the jacket is lined and has buttoned shoulder loops not part of the jackets pattern.
All of a sudden this appeared as we drove deeper through the mountain, my kiddies really wished it was Christmas that day, instead we spend Christmas on the beach. Crazy Aussies!
Shivers-The Boys Next Door.
Fabric | Cotton plaid and green voile lining.