I’m back with an awesome jacket!
I know… It’s been ages… I was so overloaded with my day job that I couldn’t update my blog as much as I wanted.
But the hectic 2012 has finished and I’m back with new projects :))
So, zillion years ago I’ve posted a text about my upcoming sewing project. I’m glad to say that I’ve finished it, wore it many times and already put it in the spring/fall shelf of my wardrobe ‘cause the winter is back, after long days of cold but sunny weather.
What’s on my sewing table…
I have even less time I can spare for my sewing passion this month. But I’m determined to keep up with my sewing life and blogging about it! :)
I’m dedicated to finish this jacket for this month. The pattern was published in Burda Style’s August 2012 issue with pattern no. 137. It can also be purchased from here: Shawl Collar Jacket
I really liked this collar style as it allows free movement when wearing a jacket for work.
I’ve never made a shawl collar before and I really liked the way it looks on the model. We’ll see whether I’ll be able to pose like her when I finish the project :) Considering my 6 feet tall figure, I think I should shorten the waist part a bit.
As I cannot go for a fabric shopping, I have to use something from my fabric stash. So I decided to use this gray lightweight woven fabric with a satin facing that I’ve used for a blouse before. I just adore colorful facings! :)
Although the pattern looks stunning on the model, I suspect that part of is has to do with the tempting blue color of the fabric used. So my fairly modest gray fabric may not be able to show off as I much as I wanted. Thus, I’m thinking about putting a contrast color bias on the shawl collar. We’ll see how it’ll end up :)
Peter Pan Collar Sew-Along
Remember my previous post about How to Make a Peter Pan collar?
Well it turned out to be quite a hit so I decided to prepare a more detailed post about it.
Below there’s a step-by-step explanation on how to make a Peter Pan collar with basic sewing skills.
It’s very detailed and cost me some hard work :P So, please pay my blog the credit when you’re using any information / photo from the website.
Hello there. I want to make a peter pan collar but can’t find a nice pattern. How can I draw it myself?
Hi! Making a Peter Pan collar is very easy and fun. You really don’t need a pattern for that. ‘Cause you can draw it easily!
All you need to do is:
Collar Me Stylish…
Hello Everyone! I’ve been dying to try styling up my blouses following the new collar craze that I see everywhere. I think it’s a fantastic way to make your boring wardrobe pieces quite hip.
So I wanted to figure out the easiest way to make my own collar pattern that I can easily use on every blouse and I wanted to have a smart casual top for work. Having these two goals in mind, I found an easy to sew pattern from BurdaStyle and started my mission!
Watch and Learn Grasshopper - Peter Pan Collar
Learn How to Make Your Own Peter Pan Collar in 9 Easy Steps
Well, if you haven’t heard about the collar craze taking hold of the fashion world by now, check out some fantastic samples from the SYS - LookBook.
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