At least five years ago I bought this croc-resin stretch woven denim locally with a zipper jacket in mind. And here it is.
Before I show you the fabric, let me show you my sewing tools of choice.
I used lots of furniture spray, a teflon foot, a denim needle and wonderclips to sew the fabric.
|You can see the teflon foot and wonder clips used on the collar.
You can’t smell the ‘Mr Sheen‘ used to help the fabric flow and be sewn easily.
My fingers ached trying to pin this fabric together, so wonderclips made sewing easier.
|McCalls 4596 jacket. I first made this pattern up in 2008.|
However I did use pins to get the sleeve in so the puckers at the shoulder line look like small even pleats. I trimmed the seam allowances everywhere I could for better shaping.
Why did I make this jacket now?
I wanted a wild-looking jacket to go with my highland inspired dress but it was so cold on the day, I ended up wearing a coat instead.
I can safely say this jacket is great for travel.
This was my go-to jacket in Canberra this weekend for CBR Frocktails. Fab weekend ladies!