Hello, Hello! This post is actually very delayed because of Thanksgiving. To be honest, my whole life feels a little delayed at the moment because of Turkey Season and working in the food industry. I have so many projects to get through, and not so much time to do it in! I promise once the holidays come to an end, my blogging will become consistent again! I have so much I want to share!
When Seamwork Lilliana came out I was so happy to see it. I love jackets – and have way too many – but always feel I need more! The Seamwork Member Exclusive for this jacket was the pattern I’ve been searching for. The asymmetrical front would allow me to get the drape jacket I wanted, just with a few pattern modifications and the right fabric.
I used a beautiful faux suede from fabric.com called Telio Whistler Faux Suede Camel. It feels so luxurious and, as you can see, has a wonderful drape. As for the pattern, I lengthened the bodice pieces 2.5″ on the lengthen line and removed the front pockets. I added side pockets, so I completely eliminated the seam on the front to give it a cleaner look.
I actually made this jacket awhile back, and was really struggling if it was “done” or not. The pattern calls for the jacket to be finished with bias binding, but the fabric I used was a little too thick for binding. I tried using store bought but couldn’t find the right color and the texture looked too off. I decided to leave the edges raw, and it is growing on me a lot more.
I’m excited to have a solid jacket in my wardrobe, as most of them have some sort of print to it! I paired it with my Shortened Seamwork Neenah for this photoshoot but this jacket will be the perfect companion for fall dresses and skirts! But what it really looks great with is my new necklace!
I’ve admired the work of Samantha Snaps (from fluffyland.com) for a few years now – and have followed along her making adventures since I was in college. Samantha sent me a dress form necklace and I’ve been wearing it since! It is the perfect gift to get your seamstress friend, sewing teacher, or just to buy for yourself! It’s also a cute and creative gift for the fashionista in your life!
Each necklace is laser cut from wood, and there are four options to choose from. I had such a difficult time picking my favorite, but the linen called to me. Samantha also makes camera necklaces, and her latest product: Maker Signs! How adorable to display in your studio! I can tell you firsthand the quality is amazing, and the packaging is beautiful. This is truly a little work of art to wear.
Check out Samantha’s work on etsy!