#Sew My Style 2020
I am so excited to be apart of the leadership team for this year’s Sew my Style Challenge. The inclusion of a male sewist really shows how the sewing community is working to acknowledge the vast variety of people in the sewing community including use who identify as male and those who identify as gender non-conforming.
First up for me is the Ilford Jacket by the Friday Pattern Company. Nice layering pieces seem to always be missing from my wardrobe. When I go to grab something I seem to always end up with some sort of hoodie that either makes an outfit a bit more casual than I like or it looks like an afterthought I grabbed to say warm. The ilford Jacket looks like the perfect smart layering piece that I can wear on the weekend or to work depending on the fabric.
For my contribution this month I felt a little sparkle never hurt anyone! I purchased this Black Linen with metallic threads by Robert Kaufman from a local store called Fiberge in CIncinnati Ohio with no real plans except that i needed it. This seemed like the perfect project.
In starting to work on this Jacket I Paid close attention to the finished garment measurements. Though this jacket is meant to be oversized I don’t like to look like I am swimming in my clothes. So while the measurements stated I should cut a 1x I decided to size down to a XL based on the finished Garment Measurements.
Instead of regular interfacing I have a bolt of fusible horsehair canvas so I used that in the collar and along the front ages instead and I love the added body it provided but it also made this into a dry clean only garment (I didnt prewash the fabirc anyway so that was my plan)
So I was wondering if I needed to lengthen the sleeves but with the drop shoulder I thought it would be ok. I was WRONG so though i got them close to the right length the end of the sleeves were way too tight to work. To remedy this I serged the raw sleeve ends and plackets and made the conscious decision to just wear the sleeves rolled up.
Overall this is a great layering piece for an evening out with jeans or to dress up other outfits.
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