I had an urge to go back to a pattern I have previously made: Simplicity 3833. I’d made my first version out of an old table cloth. It worked really well, in both fit and design. I decided to make a winter version out of wool.
I spent ages looking for suitable fabric as I wanted to try colour blocking. Once found I was advised in order to get my wish I would have to buy 1.6 meters in total of fabric when the pattern only calls for 1.10. This would result in leftover fabric.
As those who have previously read this blog will know, this is something I am not keen on. So I thought I would make a matching jacket out of the spare bits. It has been a VERY tight squeeze to get this cut out.
I was distracted by the neighbour’s cat who decided he would roll all over it. Alas, my colour blocking pattern piece placement is not up to scratch yet. I realised to my horror when I discovered after cutting them all out I should have turned the bodice pieces the other way round. Much to my relief I found there is virtually no difference when reversing the fabric (hooray!) so I am saved.
But, I am unsure how to complete the jacket as there is not enough fabric at the bottom to create a traditional length hem. I’ve got 1.5cm and it will be lined. Any thoughts?