Added Aug 24, 2013
I have never made a jacket before. I wanted something streamlined and unembelished. The majority of my projects have been self drafted dresses and tops, unlined. I definitely learned some things since making this one that would have made it PERFECT (In my mind…). Most importantly when felting wool you need to starch and iron it to prevent it from pilling. So disappointing. I plan to do that now, but it would have been MUCH better to do it BEFORE I made the jacket. That and interfacing. I have never used it, but should. I made this jacket with wool and silk I took with me to Nicaragua. A lot of basic sewing supplies and fabrics are completely impossible to get your hands on there. So I always take a suitcase of crafting supplies. I had to have someone bring me a metal jacket zipper. This year I will be taking interfacing. I think it will make a big difference in the quality of my projects. You can see my NOT very helpful assistant (But SUPER cute) in one of the photos.
2 yards of wool. 2 yards of silk. 1 zipper. Leather scraps for elbow patches.
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