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Friday, June 27, 2008

Next project - BWOF 04/2008-107 safari jacket

Thank you everyone for the comments on my recent group of projects. I am lucky enough to be going on a short trip to Phuket , Thailand in a few hours and escaping the rain and typhoons of Hong Kong. Packing for this 5 day trip has been so easy - with my mini wardrobe, recent skirt and blouse and selection of black tops I'm practically done. I'm really glad I focussed on some summer projects early enough in the year to be able to actually wear them. The great thing about summer clothes is that generally they are quick and easy to make, but I feel ready for something a bit more challenging now. So I present the plans for my next project;

BWOF 04/2008 safari style jacket in burnt orange.


I have traced the pattern and bought some fabric (glad I didn't officially enter the stash reduction contest on PR, I have more coming in than going out at the moment!). It's actually a petite pattern so I may need to make some adjustments to the length, not that I am particularly tall. I really like the sleeve details on this one. The burnt orange colour will coordinate with my zebra skirt, brown pants and of course jeans, but I am getting into sewing outfits now so I may also pick up a matching print for a dress or skirt (just an excuse to go fabric shopping really!).

Check out these great versions of this jacket made by C.Dishmey and Pinkhibiscus. Interestingly neither of them added the belt, I plan to.

So thats it from me for at least 5 days - happy sewing everyone!

5 comments:

Michelle said...

OMG...shopping heaven.You are so lucky!!hong kong and thailand.....I have cousins that go to thailand and bring me back silk each time hehe.Have a great time.

Vicki said...

Enjoy! Hope to see you when you get back. I am coming to HK next Friday for a week. Hope we can catch up :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Have a great vacay and can't wait to see your version of this piece!

peacockchic said...

HAVE FUN IN THAILAND!!! I LOVED IT THERE. ALSO CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THAT JACKET IN BURNT ORANGE NO LESS. LOVE IT.

Tany said...

I love this jacket! I'm looking forward to your version!