Saturday, May 1, 2010
Pattern: Shell Button
Size: Small (with alteration)
Fabric: Cotton quilted knit with bamboo lining
I finally got to sewing! This jacket is now off season but it was on the top of my pile so it had to get done. I love that it is super comfy and a step up from a hooded sweatshirt.
Keep in mind that this pattern is designed for a Japanese woman, you can see how slender the model is above.
Since I am nursing my 7th baby there was obvious need for pattern alteration. I drafted size small because my shoulders are narrow and just added width and length to the bust line with an additional 1" down the side seams for my hips. I originally planned to sew darts but decided since I was using a knit I could just ease the excess in.
I especially love the antique metal snaps - that made a quick finish instead of having to do buttonholes.
I also probably won't attempt anymore adult Japanese patterns until I lose some of this baby weight so stay tuned for some Spring sewing for little girls.