Tuesday 19 February 2008

Next projects - Vogue Montana jacket and BWOF 02/2008

I almost bought this pattern in the latest Vogue patterns $6.99 sale.  I'm glad that I didn't because when I had a bit of a tidy up I discovered that I already had it!  So I figured I must really like it and I had better make it before I try and buy it again.  I have some black denim in my stash for it so it will be easy to match zippers.  I may add some contrasting topstitching to highlight the interesting seamlines - I'll experiment and see.  I don't bother tracing off these patterns so I'm about to start cutting it - there are 24 pieces for the jacket - yikes!  This may not be a quick project!

So to keep my interest up I'll also have a couple of other things on the go from the latest BWOF issue - Feb 08.  I want to make jacket 115 below, but I don't have the right fabric so I feel a little shopping trip coming on this weekend, which may of course end up changing all my plans!
I still want to make the sleeveless tie neck top and have this cut in a remnant of silk.  However this is on hold because 1) my machine won't sew the silk - I think I just need a smaller needle and 2) I'm completely foxed by the instructions at the moment, maybe they'll sink in after percolating on them for a bit.

I'm also thinking about a jersey top for a quick sewing fix.  Toya's fabulous New Look top reminded me that I also have this pattern lurking in my cupboard, maybe time to make it up.
Well enough waffle, I have 24 jacket pieces to cut out before my enthusiasm disappears!


  1. I love this BWOF jacket too and would love to make it - along with about 100 other things! I think your denim jacket will look nice!