I’m a little bit over my trench coat at the moment, so decided to take a break from it and whip up something more fun – a little pink jacket!
The fabric is a textured wool that I picked up in the Global Textiles sale recently. I’m not normally a pink girl, but this was quite a unique shade and I loved the retro nature of the fabric. I bought it with the intention of making this style – which is #102 from Burda 3/2010.
Here is a close up of the stand-away roll collar. My fabric is quite thick, so I added almost 1cm of cloth allowance to most of the top collar to enable it to sit correctly.
Burda suggested covering snaps for the fastening – I’ve never done this before but I had some white plastic snaps and used some of the lining to cover them, and stitched on the upper snap so I could wear it out last night! I quite like the vintagy touch, but I’m not sewing the other two on yet until I explore other options. I have a vision that won’t go away – of pink metallic spray painted snap fasteners – am I crazy?!
Overall I am very happy with my new wardrobe addition – it is cute and fun, covers my muffin, and adds some much needed colour to my wardrobe!
On the subject of colour, we were treated to this gorgeous show of Blue Ginger (dichorisandra, for all you garden buffs) in our garden recently – isn’t it awesome?
I think I need a dress in that colour!