The trouble with a RTW challenge, when you do a lot of sewing, is that you stop looking at RTW altogether. My inspiration was the sample for the Luffa jacket, by Waffle patterns.
It’s so beautiful! And so mustardy! I adore that colour.
Trouble is, I’d just won a year-long fitting battle with the Bellatrix blazer, from Papercut.
I think the Bellatrix is gorgeous, but despite three muslins I couldn’t get it to fit. A tantrum and a year later I came back to it, made a fourth muslin, and behold!
The main fitting changes I made were
1. adding a bit to the side seams, thereby also increasing the sleeve circumference, and
2. making the front side panel squarer, which I guess is a dodgy princess-seam FBA of sorts
The fabric is a textured cotton from my trip to Japan in April. It’s absolutely lovely but it does crease easily in the non-interfaced bits (sleeves and back mostly). The lining is a lighter cotton.
That’s pretty much it about the blazer, but I just wanted to mention the difficulties we southern-hemisphereans have with a June Indie Pattern Month. C’mon, organisers, you’re here too, who came up with that bright idea? Everyone else has gorgeous photos of spring meadows and sunshine, and we have to cope with THIS (no light):
… and THIS (gale force winds!)
Ah well, luckily we’re a hardy bunch. And a bright mustard jacket is just the thing on a chilly grey June day.