Coating for winter

This cozy Winter jacket uses many remnants using McCalls 6292.

 I made this style in pleather three years ago. 

 Even the lining is from someone else’s stash that I bought at Pitt Trading.

 After visiting the War Memorial in Canberra recently I added the blue tape to the sleeve.

The zipper is one of the bunch of designer zippers I bought at Pitt Trading too. Yes I do frequent Pitt Trading on weekends. The nearby cafe is very tempting too.

I tend to steer away from short jacket, when they’re a bit boxy, but a contrasting sleeve can add length to the look of it. 

 Especially if styled with pants or skirts in the same colour as the sleeves.

The coating fabric really feels like Winter armor but is quite soft so I’m keeping this little jacket while it’s cold.

PS: I think disqus works again. For some reason I was able to edit it into the blogger template #ihavenoideawhy. Could I replicate doing this again…#idon’tthinkso.

On ‘blogger’ comments: there’s a ‘Notify me’ tick box when you make a comment. Most people can miss this when they’re commenting. While this is a nice feature, if you tick this box, you’ll end up getting every comment and reply posted on that particular post. It is a two-way conversation with every other comment made.

MMM this week

Day 22: Here’s a bit of purple and taupe. Purple is my favourite winter colour. It”s been cold outside and a bit wet so out come the boots!
Jacket – Simplicity 4698 jacket
Top – Purple winter top
Skirt -Straight skirt with split

Day 23: Moved into the brown/red combinations. Skirt –
Jacket – not blogged
Cardi – McCalls 5978 cardi
Top – self drafted bits and pieces top
Skirt – me made straight skirt not blogged

Day 24: At Sydney Olympic Park because I cycle train here. The rain eased up today but it was still cold this morning.
Jacket – Grey version of Vogue 7764. You’ve seen the pink version. This grey version was a test jacket.
Trousers – Made 2 years ago.
Top – Kwik Sew 3378 in red.

Day 25: With Sharon at sewing and we had a break from the wet weather too.
Hoodie: Avocado women’s hoodie (to be blogged next). Size 6 is the test version. I’ll make size 4 next. That’s why I test patterns and road test them where I can. You’ve seen the mens hoodie before.
Skinny jeans: Vogue 1204

Sewing bloggers also there included Kristy, BeaJay, Rebecca Howard, Sandra (aka Dilliander) and JudieL from PR. That ‘fractured cardi’ Sharon’s wearing is going to be the basis of a workshop a tutor will run for us later this year.

PS: Hi Penny