Thursday, October 30, 2014

Me Made Fall - 10/30/14

I haven't sewn in a couple of weeks now, due to a busy schedule and John building me a cutting table, which pretty much took over my sewing area, and it feels weird.  This cardigan/jacket was the last thing I made, and I hadn't gotten around to wearing it yet, since the weather was a touch too warm for its ample coziness. I bought this fabric on a whim when it was a 50% fabric of the day special from Mood (unfortunately now sold out), and I love it.

I've had the Esther cardigan pattern from Burda for probably a few  years now, and never got around to making it, but figured this would be a good fit.  Unfortunately, as you can see from the photo below, the fabric choice makes a big difference in how it hangs.  I wasn't going for a chubby jacket, but oh well, such is sewing without planning. :)

It was super easy to sew, and only took an hour or two, including cutting out the fabric.  The only thing I did differently from the pattern was I enclosed the raw edges of the jacket body in the edge binding, since it looks so much cleaner.  It was a little tricky sewing through all the layers, but I made it work.

What I wore:
  • black turtleneck
  • tan tweed cardigan
  • black skinny pants
  • caramel tall high heel boots
  • gold thick small hoops
  • gold disks long necklace
  • black/gold watch
Where I went:
  • work 
How I felt:
  • A little outside my comfort zone, as it's not a silhouette I would normally wear.  More appropriate for a dressy weekend event, I think.
What would have made it better:
  • If I would have paid more attention to the pattern, and made it less chunky. :)  Overall I was happy with the styling though.
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Susan Ashworth said...

I love it! It's easy to see why you were seduced by that gorgeous fabric.

Laura said...

Thanks so much! It was definitely a fabric I couldn't pass up!