Added Jan 22, 2014
The cocoon cardi jacket call it what you will, how I wanted one to wrap up in! Alas, some things aren’t meant to be. Started out viewing other members projects and thought it looked fairly easy to accomplish. Had some sweatshirt fabric in the stash that I thought would work and so it began. Cut a size 40, my size in the measurement chart and began sewing. Started very nicely, then got very confused with the pocket instructions, did some more research, had a fit of anxiety and thoughts of “Do I really need pockets?”, then “Of course I do!”, then “I’ll just put them in even though side seams are already sewn, to heck with unpicking it all!”. Something really needs to be done about my inner voice. Anyway, got the pockets in and done although they seem rather bulky. Continued merrily along till I got to the bias binding and the binding around the entire garment, got confused with instructions again and just decided to do it my way. Is it right? I don’ t know as I attached it more like a ribbing than bias tape. It looks ok. Almost done, try it on realize I look like a big, green blob, then decide maybe this isn’t the best style for me. Ah, maybe a gift….my mother in law, size 52, tries it on…omg she can actually pull this off. Mission saved! Is it just me , or should I have cut a way, way smaller size? Did anyone else who completed the project have the same problem?
Cotton sweatshirt fabric, thread, satin bias binding, ball point needle
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