Winter jacketThursday, December 11, 2008
A lined wool jacket is up next. The project is somewhat accidental, as I ended up with this wool fabric when I misinterpreted the description "suitable for a cardigan" as being a knit. Well it's not, it's a woven but still soft and with a decent drape so I plan to make a slightly unstructured jacket out of it. I've toyed around with some ideas in Illustrator, and think I've settled on the design. I want the rounded shapes to be a recurring theme, and the yoke in the back will be rounded as well. Not sure on how to accomplish the curved pockets though, maybe I should make them as lined patch pockets?
I will line the jacket using the bagging method described by Kathleen Fasanella and praised by Laura Lo and others. I have to admit that I feel a little nervous about it, as it's a new approach for me and sometimes I have a hard time grasping new sewing techniques. I'll probably try the tutorial first using her templates and some scraps. I plan to get started with the pattern this weekend, and hopefully by Sunday there might actually be some tangible result.
And a little update: The innovative pattern making class I was pondering in a previous post, well I registered for it yesterday, so now I'm really excited! I just wish it would start next week, instead of next summer...
I also got accepted to a textile overview distance course at the Swedish Textile University in Borås that will begin in January. The course is about learning how different fabrics are made, their properties and how to judge differences in qualities. It sounds wonderfully nerdy, and hopefully something I could blog about in the future.