I’ve been wanting to make this little jacket (Simplicity 1566) for a while and thought what better way than to use this colorful Wonder Woman fabric? (I also have a couple of other little jackets cut out to be sewn. Stay tuned for those.)
I’ve had a very small piece, about 1 yard, of this red and grey checked fabric left over from a previous project for a couple of years. I wasn’t sure if I was going to find something to make with it, until I saw this poncho pattern in my stash last week.
I love having fresh-cut flowers in the house. I honestly don’t buy them very often because of the added expense, so I was very excited when we had friends over for dinner the other night who were thoughtful enough to bring a bouquet of flowers with them. I dropped them into a vase of water right away, and then spent just a few minutes sprucing them up later.
I’ve made quite a few wool coats and jackets in my day. (See some examples here, here, here and a men’s one here.) I love working with wool, and I love making anything that has a vintage vibe like this jacket below. I actually made the pattern myself, then graded it to go from XS-XL and then sold them all on Etsy. It was a lot of fun to try something like that out, but it was a lot of work. SO much work. I think the only way to do it , if I were to attempt something like this again, is to design it and then have someone else make and grade the pattern. I’d sew up the sample size to make sure it all goes together correctly.