Pockets just big enough for a few dollars or a charge card. Located in the hollow between my tummy and hip. That got me thinking about pockets in women's' pants. Locating a pocket can be problematic, what with all those curves in the waist to hip area. Where to find a place for multiple layers of fabric to lay flat. Not many places on my body. As I hung the finished pants on the sewing room doorknob, the staging place for garments on their way to my closet, my eye fell on a partially finished jacket I made at the same retreat, using the pattern from Burda 2/2013 jacket 107
The fabric is a cotton poly jacquard geometric strip. Just a note: I have decided if the fabric I have used for the garments I blog about was not purchased from Fabric Mart Fabric, I will tell you. Otherwise just assume that is where it was purchased. The jacket pattern has a wide V neck, and the side panel extends from side front to side back. No side seam. One less seam to match the stripe on. I took a tuck in the front so that the center front met but did not overlap.
I hadn’t been able to find the perfect trim for the jacket yet, but there was a 2nd choice trim pinned in place since Jan. At the rate I was going on finding the perfect trim, I thought I might as well wear the jacket with trim #2 til then. In 45 minutes the trim was hand tacked in place and the jacket was ready to wear. Why didn’t I do that sooner???
|Close up of Trim|
|Burda Jacket 2/2013 107|
And I finished a basic shirt, New Look 6266, with front and back yokes and side bust darts.
The fabric, a brown cream animal print, was from a free fabric bundle. A poly rayon challis blend by the feel of it. The blouse fits well, but the extra fabric in the waist area reminded me of why I prefer blouse patterns with waist fitting, using either darts or princess seams.
|New Look 6466 Blouse|
But a jacket hides the extra fabric at the waist.
Since I had a mini coordinated wardrobe going, I went stash diving and found some other fabrics that could be used to continue the color scheme. More to come