I had some bright peachy-orange fabric that was the under side from a reclaimed duvet cover I was gifted. The top side was used to make this funky dress.
Now the underside is being used to make a jacket. It actually excites me when I find a way to use up some fabric that otherwise might have gone to waste. Plus when I make something out of the fabric I already own without buying anything I get an extra buzz!
The prima pattern was pretty simple to use. Instructions are clearly on the back and patterns pieces show sizing really clearly. If you are going to use again and again you really need to trace out the pattern as they are copied on both sides.
The whole project has probably taken me about 3 hours including cutting out. The one thing I couldn't quite understand from the pattern is how to neaten the seams - it does have an explanation but in my Saturday sewing haze I couldn't quite get my head around it. Instead I decided to use french seams throughout - it takes an extra line of sewing for each seam but is super neat and there is not a raw edge to be found!
Well here it is - what do you think?
I love the cherries on the edge of the sleeves!
I'll give this top a few wears and see if there are any tweaks to be made but I think this might become a staple design to be used in many different fabrics!
Till next time!